About Me

My Name Is Frank . . .

Frank McGinty

I live in a small town in Scotland with great access to beautiful countryside, yet only five minutes’ drive from Glasgow International Airport.

I’m married and have a family - two sons, a daughter and a border collie!

For many years I was a teacher.

I’ve taught in a variety of schools in both England and Scotland : co-educational schools, a boys’ school, and latterly I spent twelve years in a girls’ school in Glasgow.

Yes, I lived to tell the tale!

My subject was English, then I took a further qualification in Learning Support and spent some time as a Support Teacher.

I was also a Guidance Teacher, which meant I had responsibility for the welfare and development of a group of pupils. I used to enjoy hearing about the challenges in their lives and helping out as best I could.

Recently, however, I gave up full-time teaching to concentrate on writing and to visit schools giving talks on topics such as Study Skills, Personal Development, Confidence Building and Creative Writing.

Students

Again, the best part of this is meeting young people and hearing what they have to say.

These days I tend to go back to Notre Dame a couple of days a week.

This fits in well with my writing schedule. If you want to know more about the books I’ve written, click here.

My Writing

I do my writing in a variety of ways: sometimes when I’m out with my dog, Ben, I record ideas into my hand-held digital voice-recorder. I can get quite carried away, and I’m sure people who pass by must think I’m mad!

At other times I’ll work at my desk in my study, typing furiously into my computer. I only ever use a pen and paper when I’m sketching out ideas for a plot.

Writing is an activity that gives you great satisfaction, and I would recommend it to everyone.

Did I always want to be a writer? I think so!

Did I write from an early age? No!

Did I think I WOULD be a writer some day? Definitely not!

How, then, did I become a writer?

Good question! Click here if you want to find out more - because the answer could have a radical effect on your life, too . . .

My Blog

My blog consists mainly of comments on my life here in Scotland: my writing, my teaching, the stories that make the news, things I feel strongly about . . .

If you’d like to comment, just click on the link at the end of each post and have your say.

Even if you hotly disagree with anything I’ve said, feel free to let rip. It’s good to have a healthy debate and see things from another’s point of view!

Why Is It Called ‘A View From The Bridge’?

Erskine Bridge

On the main Blog Page scroll down to the first entry, ‘A View From What Bridge?’ to find out.

My Website

If you enjoy the blog, why not visit my website?

http://www.frank-mcginty.com