Ever since I was a little kid, I've always loved writing stories. For some strange reason, though, it never popped into my head when it was my time to choose a career path. I hadn't written anything ever since I had finished high school, and so, about two years ago, I started reading stories on the internet. Reading those stories made me want to write again. And so I started small. Short stories, not more than 1000 words. And then a bigger one.
I want you to ask yourself how many messages you've been bombarded with since you woke up this morning.
Usually I can just simply write for hours and hours and hours, but recently I've found it hard to even formulate sentences together, let alone paragraphs and chapters. Currently I am endeavouring on both a book (the second in a series I'm writing) and a play. Both are playing to my strengths, so are crime fiction.
It is that time of the year again. It's NANO WRIMO. National Write a Novel in a Month, Month. It is where inspirations flow and frustration is abundant and a bunch of people try to conquer writing a whole first draft of a novel in a month.
The very existence of the word creative lends itself to flippant motivation and capricious inspiration. Like a library book, it lends itself out freely. It’s easy not to have a specific goal when you’re writing. It’s easy to go in, pen down a few lines, and not really have a plan for how you’re going to proceed or how you’re going to establish yourself as an author. But then inspiration disappears, motivation goes by way of the dodo, and then you’ve got
National Novel Writing Month is not for the faint of hand, but it's an incredible writing challenge.
Writing. Some of us do it every day, and don't even think about it. I'm a chronic list writer. I write lists for everything, just so I can feel maybe a bit more organized. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
My name is Deana, and I am currently a sophomore in college studying Special Education Moderate PreK-8. I was scrolling through Instagram one day when I came across an advertisement for Vocal. The ad was advocating for creators and providing them with a platform to write, and it immediately sparked my interest. I have been writing for fun since I was in elementary school, and it has continued all the way into college. I consider myself a good writer, simply because I enjoy my own writing. It started innocent enough, writing fan fictions about One Direction or Justin Bieber, and then it became my way to escape from everyday life. Most recently, I have simply been writing in a journal to get out all of my thoughts and hopes to help my own anxiety. College is a stressful time, so having that kind of personal outlet is nice.
My journey into writing...
"I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.”
Of all my current series, Araviel, was the most difficult to finally start. Before starting the book I worked tirelessly for three years to create the world, all the species, the religion, and several languages to bring it all to life.
I am here to expose my inner and outer most personal experiences in all life through writing my own books. Although unpublished, I do post them all on a free Android app and site called Wattpad. What I'm sharing today is one of my stories called Wishes Upon the Stars. This is on a very high fantastical world where romance entices from four different men in four different but similar timelines. Where my experiences can be found are in the romances from the main character and the four men.