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Chris McAleer

I joined Create50 in 2017. I have reviewed 144 projects.

Trained actor and director, spent a couple of years in Ukraine teaching English, now doing that job online from UK.

Films that Inspired Me

Leon, The Fifth Element, Bladerunner,

My Favorite Quote

"all those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain"

My Friends

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About Me

Did my A level in Theatre Studies in Banbury, but couldn't get a grant to study at degree level so went to work for 10 years. Then returned to college and retook English, along with doing a BTec in Performing arts. Went on from there to do a BA in Drama and Creative writing, followed by a PGCE in Theare and English.
Taught in schools for a few years, Drama, and wrote plays which were well received. Took up teaching English as regular money for a jobbing actor isn't ... well, regular.
Spent 2 years in Ukraine, which I loved, but left because of visa requirements. Lived in Romania for 6 months then returned to ol' Blighty.
Been teaching English online (mostly to Russian students) for the past 6 years, and writing when I can.
I did begin writing a series of stories about the adventures of The Doctor's Daughter, but was kyboshed on that when I learned that only the BBC can publish stories based on any of their characters, and they only allow BBC employees to write them.
Have several novels on the go, and myriad plots swirling around my mind,
Nowadays I also coach people in speech: preparation for auditions, business presentations, wedding speeches etc

My Recent Work

Story: 50 Later Draft 3 for Singularity 50

Story: Family Matters Draft 3 for Singularity 50

Story: Fit Draft 2 for Twisted50 vol 2

Story: Shades of Love Draft 1 for Twisted50 vol 2

Story: Echoes - draft 2 Draft 2 for Twisted50 vol 2

Work I Really Enjoyed and Recommend

At the bar by Tsira Darsaniya

Venus by Fiona Leitch

Saved By Angels by Fiona Leitch

The Shadchanit by Fiona Leitch

Alterverse by Emma Pullar

Memory Stored by Bethany White

Offline by Carrie Wachob

The one and only lollypop by Yvetta Douarin

Girl Power by Maggie Innes

The First Casualty by Nick Jackson

Lord of the Suds by Christopher Stanley

Zero1 by Claire Rye

The BestSeller by Claire Rye

Product Testing by Melissa Szydlek

Soft Strings, Slow Strings by Paul Draper

Shagabiity Quotient by Jade Syed-Bokhari

2B by Caroline Slocock

Ancestor Simulation by David Wilks

Pepsi Pre-Suicide Outreach Department Draft 2 by Christian Ward

Connection Lost by Samantha Gottlieb

Teething Trouble by Mark Walker

Afternoon Tea by Samantha Gottlieb

The Day the Drones Come by Geoff Stillwell

Wholesale Flesh Club by Melissa Szydlek

Disillusioned by Christopher Stanley

Yarn Mother by Melissa Szydlek

Treasure by Susan Bodnar

Looking good is all it takes by Tuesday Burgess

Bamboline by Vera Mark

Shadows by Christopher Stanley

Work I have left feedback on (10 of 144)

Devolution by Ruth Urquhart

Wait for me by Milethia Thomas

Wait for me by Milethia Thomas

Where Shall I Wander by Dana Pierre

Where Shall I Wander by Dana Pierre

Small Mercies by Zara Symes

At the bar by Tsira Darsaniya

Legacy by Patricia Semler

Long shot by Patricia Semler

A Miner Problem by Geoff Stillwell

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The Singularity50 Book Has A Website

Quick update, we now have a website for The Singularity50. The stories are still, as you know, being read, re-read and judged. But do check out the site and if you would like to write a blog about your experiences and story for The Singularity, drop me a line with it and we will get it published on the site