An itch to write, create and entertain is what made me start this blog. I have written a variety of stories, sometimes during my work with the United Nations, like dispatches every Friday from Iraq while working as a humanitarian in makeshift offices in one of Saddam’s palaces in Basra. I also belong to the Geneva Writers’ Group (GWG), an impressive grouping of creative and positive artists who live in or around Geneva. The GWG publishes “offshoots, writing from Geneva”, in which one of my stories about growing up in a war zone was included. I attended Robert McKee’s workshops on screenwriting and the New York Film Academy’s course on filmmaking in La Femis in Paris. I basically want to tell stories, some funny, some not, but always covering human nature and the things that make us tick.
I am additionally interested in international politics, especially in conflict zones. I hope to be able to convey my take on what shapes policies in the Middle East, one the most complicated pieces of real estate on the planet.
I will write a lot about families, mine and others’, their dynamics fascinate me.
Yet above all, my aim is to write about universal truths. Human emotions, especially love, in the larger sense of the word. Exploring why we love and how we sustain love, why is love important for us humans. What is that array of strange emotions that overtake people when they love someone that they would venture into unusual places and situations to protect their loved ones or be with the one they love. I am interested in what makes us who we are and how we can be better at it. How we can be better human beings.
© Brigitte – 2009-2015