Creating a world is easier than living in one. I have always felt like an outsider. Always left feeling that my interests made me weird because that was the energy given to me. I kept my head in books. Reading 3-4 books a week, I read young adult books to crime mysteries to comical fiction. I was so engaged in these characters and their stories that I felt as if I was one of them. Reading turned to watching TV and movies, but I wasn't really watching them. I was studying them. Studying the character's growth throughout a series. I was studying the themes and the way they were portrayed. Being disappointed by the boring, OH MY GOD, predictable endings and getting excited by the OH SHIT, where did that come from twists.
I started writing, which started as fan fiction of sorts based on characters from Power Rangers. It sounds as bad as it does. No examples to work from. Pure dialogue. Writing from emotion and thoughts. I even used dolls and Polly Pockets to act out my stories. I soon realized that being an outsider was a blessing because we tend to see and hear things differently as writers. Where some people just see water flowing down the streets, we see reflections of memories, stories, dreams.
It's wrong to call myself an aspiring writer though that is what is echoed in my head. Working at a Rental Office 40 hours a week, I'm actually surprised I'm able to complete first drafts of any of my stories that consist in genres of science fiction, horror, and comedy.
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