Thursday, March 1, 2012

Who I Am & Why I Write

My name is Eric. I am an amateur writer in the making, and this is my blog. The subjects of my blog are to be anything and everything I consider interesting and relevent to my life, mainly works of fiction that I enjoy that capture my imagination and inspire me in my creative writing career. I'm not writing this blog for anyone but me and I doubt anyone will care to read it unless they're really into this stuff.

I was inspired to make this by reading the blog posts of another would be writer on the interent, Greg X of"Greg's Blog Of Clue-By-Fours."  I'm not in agreement with everything he says, but I do like the way he articulates his points and I owe him my thanks for his blog being an inspiration to me.

Here I shall explain my intent behind wanting to be a writer. I was born on the 19th of May in the 
year of 1989 and it was early in my childhood that my brother and I were diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. It may be due to the Asperger's Syndrome that I have...ideas. My mind works in a way that's considered unsual by others and I have thoughts and ideas that I doubt many others my age have. I've also been told that I have a great imagination. I want to be modest here but...yeah, I do.
I have lots of creativity inside me just waiting to be unleashed on something. Same for my brother. We've spent the entirety of our young lives making up and playing ellaborate games using characters from other fictional canons but story ideas all our own. My family, friends, and family's friends have told us constantly that we're very creative and that God gave us that gift so we can use it and share it with the world when we grow up.  

And I think they're right: I want to tell stories with my own characters, worlds, plot ideas, etc and share them with the world. I want to put my creative vision out there on the market so that others 
may know it and hopefully enjoy it. I want to be the author and illustrator of my own works. I want to express myself and for it to be heard. Basically, I want all the stuff that every aspiring writer wants in life. I intend to go into the book writing buisiness because books require the most imagination when reading. If my books were to be adapted to film, then I'd be flattered so long as they don't fuck it all up.  But mostly I just want to tell stories and want those stories to have an audience so that they can really "exist." And yes, I'll be doing it for me first and foremost but with the intention of others getting to share in it too. I don't even want to be super successful; I just want to succeed in getting my works published and making a good profit from them. Really  getting them published is the best profit of all. 

But I only just got started on the creative process of my first real story, and it's going to take a whole lot of time before I can implement all the other ideas I have in my head into proper stories. So as I go along, I'll write in this blog in my spare time and show my love and hate for the real life and fiction that I indulge myself in everyday. I hope you enjoy what I write, my invisible audience!

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