While performing research for a master's thesis at Brown University,
Brian Metcalf finds more than darkness behind closed eyelids. Astral
realms intent upon unleashing unspeakable evil attempt to use him as a
pawn in their struggle to open a portal to this world. It's happened
before to others. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "If you gaze long into an
abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Whoever battles monsters had
better see that it does not turn him into a monster." Novella 18049
If you are a writer, then there is something that made you want to do
it. I think the Twilight series made young females want to write. I have
seen it on Bookrix. I'm not even talking about the fan
fiction it created. There were probably girls still in school who
thought: I'm still in high school, and I think I could write this better
Which brings about the question:
Did you want to write because you thought you could do better than someone who's published?
first novel I ever read was Christine by Stephen King. I didn't think I
could write it better, but it did inspire me to give storytelling a
try. I had an imagination that could have controlled me, but I didn't
let it. Instead of creating a world with toys, at ten years old I knew I
wanted to write. I didn't think I could do it better, however I figured
that I could also tell an interesting tale.
So if you didn't think you could do it better, then there must be another reason you wanted to write.
people want to write because they can write. They've went to school to
write and they write for news papers, magazines, or television programs,
movies, various large companies. Some of these people write novels, and
most of the time it's not fiction. Just because you can write doesn't
mean you have an imagination for fiction. That's why people always ask
writers where they get their ideas.
So if you didn't write because you majored in English or journalism, then there must be another reason you wanted to write.
truly believe everyone has at least one novel in them. Whether it be
fiction or non-fiction, I believe everyone has the content inside their
head for one novel, and most have more than that. You might have wanted
to write because you know there are stories in your head that should be
This actually narrows in on why I wanted to write. There
are stories in my head that I want out. Writing these things gets it out
of my head, and makes someone else think about it. Some of the things I
write about scare me, some of it grosses me out, and some of it makes
me schizophrenic. My imagination has created a different way of
thinking, and that comes out in my writing. There are stories in my
head, many of them. I don't worry about running out of things to write
about, and I know I'll always be able to horrify you. It's just a matter
of how I choose to do it.
Barbara McNichol is passionately committed to helping authors achieve
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