Author has written 3 stories for Cliff McNish, Alice in Wonderland, and Artemis Fowl.
16, Male, obsessed with a lot of books haha!
I would love reviews to my fics, I write them for fun really I usually write poetry but stories are good too and I thought I'd start posting some things in the small chance anyone enjoyed them, and they did so that makes me happy.
I can explain why I write in two quotes:
"Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness which started him typing in the beginning"
"Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth"
I also beta stories (by that I mean please let me beta your story this is how I spend my free time).
I only have done 2 reviews so far, but there will be many to come. I over-analyse the Doomspell universe (and trust me, I have a lot to say but I've not finished the reviews of the 2nd 3rd books yet) and do long critical reviews of McNish's work, but when I've finished all his books I'm gonna start on other books and authors I love. Mostly because I believe a knew part of media consumption is analyzing and criticizing it. And I like to do that with all the things I love.
Having finished my first story, I'm just gonna ramble.
Writing got me through the worst parts of my life. I’d get home from a day of being harassed, and I would write. My parents would be in hospital for hours on end, I would write. I would be in school and have to do my work in isolation, as a long sufferer of depression I would be too upset to work – in isolation I rarely did my work, though, I would write. I still have stacks of paper in my draws, 90% of the ideas and short scenes on them never used. It was the one thing that made me feel better, even made me happy at times, and it allowed me to not dwell on the shit that was happening to me and just escape into another world. When I felt strong emotions, I wrote them onto the page for a fictional situation, and it’s kept me going.
I write for escape. In the worst summer of my life, I wrote a novel – even illustrated it (oh god, I like to bleach what that art looked like out my brain, ew) – I was 13, so it was bad, but it got me through. And emerging myself into this world made me feel less lonely. On the worst days of my life, I wrote. I still do. It takes me away from the harshness of reality. And I can write bits of myself into every character – as every author does – and it makes me feel like I have a voice. But all of my characters are also influenced by people I know, people I’ve met, ect, thus have the traits of those people.
It’s a distraction, a vice, and even a coping mechanism. Cos I’m doing something productive with my misery, even if it feels stupid sometimes and like I'm just wasting my time. So write. Someone’s gonna wanna read it to escape with you.
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