"I write to keep the voices in my head at bay".... I believe one of my influences, Anne Rice, said something along those lines before. Obviously, I agree with her completely. Though lately I’ve been having a rather bad case of serious writers block...Every time I try, I get interrupted by people yelling or by just myself. My mind is a dangerous place to get lost in.
Now! To why writing is a big part of me.
I’ve lived, eaten, and breathed the written word for years. I was born this way and I will die the same. Putting my soul to paper is a talent I get from my mother. And I am proud to carry it on. Writing is the only thing I had to keep me sane growing up. That and music, mostly Korn. But I’ll go into that later. In elementary, I didn’t know exactly what poetry or fiction novels were completely. Though I took a quick liking in the arts. My art teachers loved me, and I wasn’t half bad in English. Going into middle school, I change my appearance. I went more into the goth /grange, combat boots and black hoody. I always had my hood on, covering my eyes slightly. Scared the crap out of people, and earned me a few interesting friends that shared my love for the strange. I read a lot of Anne Rice and Poe at that point. I owned a lot for Anne’s books. It wasn’t until eighth grade, when my history teacher; Mr. Harris; inquired about my talent. We had a writing assignment (he was also into English, always told a good story^_^), and I wrote two poems. I let my friend borrow one because he lacked the ability to put a simple note together let alone a poem of any kind. The teacher knew, but still gave him a C for trying. Told me to let him do his own next time.
From that moment, my poetry collection grew and I sought for ways to write better and in more diverse ways. I read at open mic nights in a local coffee and IUSB poetry jams. I loved it, being on stage was the best things in the world to me. By the time I hit high school, I had over a hundred poems, a few short stories, and working on the first chapter of a book I dreamed of getting published...I took journalism to keep my skills sharp until they provided a creative writing class. Then I took that class for the last two years of high school and also worked on a literary mag for the class. In CW I made some of the best friends, had the most amazing times and opened up so many things for my writing. I was first place for 11 and 12th grade for the Helina Poetry Prize. I’ve gotten honorable mention for one of my short stories. Me and fellow class mates were in the local news paper. Our poetry performances were covered in both the news and the paper. We were amazing. And those of us that wanted it, still are. Writing is who I am, and if I ever thought of giving it up, I’d lose myself.
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Some random interests about yours truly….I am a fiction writer, in the middle of writing a book. Absolutely obsessed with vampires and the supernatural world (Side note: Soooo not a fan of that Twilight crap)….Music is life, self expression in all forms is beautiful - in love with tattoos and the art of them, I completely support GLBT rights, and I’m ok with being classified as a freak or weirdo or ‘goth’ (if you must)….