Monday, February 13, 2012

Origins, Where My Love of Story Telling Began


I signed up for the origins blogfest and wish to share with everyone where my passion for writing came from. 


I have never been a writer throughout my entire life but just in the past few years I really grew to love it. It actually started when I got my own laptop one Christmas that I forced myself to sit down and try to write a novel. It started well but then I got discouraged and I wasn't happy with how it was going. So I put it aside and hoped one day I could return to it with better ideas. 


It was an important story for me to try and finish because elements of it had been created since childhood. I might not have been a writer at that time but I certainly liked to make up stories. My brother and I, who are twins, developed these stories together and played them like one would play cowboys and indians, or a child pretending to be his favorite superhero. 


We came up with all sorts of aliens, our favorite being the Shadows, an alien being that could disappear in any present shadow. Of course we had the bad government agency called the Alien Hunters who believed all alien presences on earth were bad. But besides the Alien Hunters, the Shadow's great nemesis were the Red Shadows, an alien that cast a red shadow. Another common nemesis were the Gizon which was changed to Geria. We had several more alien groups out there known as, Playgeans, Phantoms, Pydrean, and Moon aliens, they were once shadows that died and now live on the moon. 


As we grew older, we both developed a liking to writing and thought we would write stories based on our past adventures we made up. This is why it was an important story I hoped to write one day and something I didn’t want to give up on.
That spring I got back into writing but started a new story that wound up being my first finished novel that only needs editing and finally publishing.


Coming to finish the fantasy, it was what really knocked me into the love of writing and now I’m overwhelmed with story ideas. The first novel I attempted  I’ve now returned to and am excited about all the new ideas I have for it and directions I want to take it.
As a child I loved to develop stories of fantasies and science fiction and now I hope to entertain others with my writing. 

20 comments:

  1. Best of luck with your writing!! We all draw inspiration from somewhere. I'm sure your stories will be great. :)

    Btw, I mentioned you in a post today. Come check it out! http://vickiorians.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-im-it.html

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  2. What. Fun. History. Seriously. I wonder what your mom (or whoever took care of you) thought of all of this! Must've been so much fun to see you and your brother in the midst of the creativity. And so cool that you share that bond--hopefully you both still support each other and build each other up because it can be such a rough world. Thanks for sharing. Your stories sound amazing!!! :D

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    1. I believe my bond with my brother will last, or its not going to break easily. Were like best friends and enjoy bouncing story ideas off each other.

      Thank you for the complement. I really hope they will come out well.

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  3. I tried writing stories for the universe my brother (not a twin) and I came up with when we were kids but it's never worked out. As I said in my Origins post it's hard to have the same passion for the material as when you're a kid.

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  4. Good post--like all your alien lifeforms. Nice to meet you via the blogfest. And I spent the first half of my life WISHING I had a twin! (Okay, sometimes I still do!)

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  5. Great for you to come back to your early creativity. I think writers need the imagination of youth to stay with us. Nice to learn your origins.

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  6. Wow, that's cool that you and your brother created whole worlds together like that. Incredible that you've been able to maintain that fire for your story for so long.

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  7. I'm a big SF/F fan and your idea of an alien that can disappear into any shadow is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing your story. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thank you, its nice to meet you Margo.

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  8. This is a great story. I know you will finish that first novel. I have triplets so I know how special the multiples bond is. Twins can create fascinating and unique story worlds. I am a new follower from the blogfest.

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    1. Its nice to meet you Melissa. Wow, triplets! It is interesting, the bond between twins, triplets and I'm sure quadruplets too.

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  9. Bouncing story idea's off your twin brother had to be awesome! You have a great thing here, so keep it up! Thank you for adding your ORIGIN story to the mix! :)

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  10. How cool that you got to brainstorm story ideas with your twin.
    Great to meet you on this blogfest.

    your newest follower,
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. That sounds a lot like how I got into writing. :-)

    Anyway, just stopped by to let you know that I tagged you. http://sylmion.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-tagged.html

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  12. You pretending as a child was something I spent a lot doing with my friends too. I always used to say "how about...", our pretending always had something to do with spells and such.

    All the best on your first novel! Writing it is half the journey, the real test is the revision! And I would love to help if you ever are so inclined.

    On a side note, I tagged you in my blog post. There's this question blog going around and couldn't resist getting to know a new blogger. :)

    http://jacobgadams88.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-tagged.html

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    1. Thank you. As my first novel, I'm just learning about all the work that needs to go into revision. Thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind.

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  13. It's seems you're quite popular with the tagging. I've tagged you as well. http://www.jenniferfischetto.com/2012/02/eleven-questions.html

    As for the writing, congratulations on finishing your first book. It's very exciting. Hope the second (first) goes smoothly. :)

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  14. Wonderful story! Thank you for adding your ORIGIN story to the mix:)

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