After that, I started reading books like they were going out of fashion. It didn't matter whether they were fact or fiction, or what genre they were. I read books about programming, maths, biographies, humour, science fiction, the list goes on. Then something sparked in me and I started writing - or, rather, trying to write. I struggled with just getting ideas onto paper, I couldn't handle the 'freedom' of prose. That's when I found that I could write poetry, with its structure, rhythm and rhyme. I wrote, and had published, a slim volume of poems.