In terms of creative writing, fantasy and science fiction are the genres that intrigue me the most. Why? Because your imagination can flow freely! I mean, how else could we know what it feels like to fly on a dragon’s back?
What and where I write
My interest was born from reading. The more I read, the more I started to wonder whether I’d be any good at creative writing. From the age of twelve I’ve been filling Word page after Word page and notebook after notebook.
It hasn’t changed since then! I am currently writing a fantasy novel, which I wish to publish in the near future. Every now and then, I also hand in stories to writing contests, magazines and websites.
What’s more, I regularly publish short stories on my blog. These fantasy stories are generally between 300 to 1,000 words. As a creative writer, it is great to have these small projects. It provides me with breathing space from my bigger project.
So slowly but gradually I’m bringing my fiction out there, which I’m really excited about. The great thing about creative writing – besides the writing itself – is that there is a world full of writers, who share the same passion. I’ve gotten to meet some incredible people over time, who have brought joy and inspiration to my life.
What I read as a fantasy writer
As a creative writer, reading is essential too. I am an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction. Simply by reading I’ve gained so much insight into the craft. Among my favourite authors are Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and Douglas Adams.
Some of the books that I absolutely adore are The Name of the Wind, Mistborn and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (yes, these are from the above named authors). Others are The Chronicles of Narnia, The Nutcracker, Harry Potter and The Bromeliad. All fantasy or science fiction books. Is it clear enough where my interest lies yet?
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