From my scriptwriting I’m very aware of the narrative flow and structure in long-form writing, and I love the problem solving and character development that it brings. Short fiction, on the other hand, gives me the freedom to play with concepts and words in a fresh and dynamic way. Each one I write gives me a thrill and I’m not afraid to toy with genres if a concept demands it.
Always a storyteller, both in words and visually, I’ve worked for most of my career in Brighton as a professional animator, and scriptwriter. I’ve directed commercials, short films and lots of dubious corporate miscellany. I’ve also regularly produced illustrations and articles for industry magazines as well as work for children’s publications.
Wanting to explore my writing in more depth I undertook an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University, graduating in 2011. I now live in rural Devon and have been working on script and prose writing since. I edit other writer's books and also edited and published an anthology of short stories by edgy new writers in summer 2014.
My short story And God Said was published in the 2010 Fish Anthology as a runner-up in the One-page Fiction Prize. My spoof article The Hemmingway Virus won the Brighton COW Spring Break non-fiction competition in 2011 and my short story The Words was a runner up in the Fish Short Story Prize, getting an honorary mention and publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology.
Books by Simon Cornish
With the unexpected death of his old university professor, paleolinguist, Graham Chandlers is surprised to learn the man had a daughter, Rosetta. Intrigued after she performs a ritual in an ancient language at the funeral service, he is drawn in further when he is left the professor’s journals; journals that hint at a cover-up concerning the professor’s last dig and a paradox that keeps pointing back to Rosetta.