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It Is My Dream...
-Some of my earliest memories as a child were that of my family telling me stories. It's no wonder than, that by the age of 7, when I was first taught how to read, I grabbed my first book. I am now 24, and I in that time, I never stopped reading. My first real novel was Arthur C. Clarke's "2001: A Space Odyssey", after which I read J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Ring", and after that I read every book I could get my hands on that belonged to the two genres.
My first attempts at writing were disastrous, back at the naive age of 12, since my writing style was basically a blend of Clarke's and Tolkien's narratives. It took me three more years before I tried again, and it took a very unique author to push me into trying. That man was none other than Roger Zelazny, who's absolutely unique approach to storytelling made me rethink everything I knew about writing. I learned a great many deal from his books, but the most important was the realization that I didn't need to fit into any mold created by other authors.
Since then, I've been constantly churning up new ideas, story sketches, a bunch of trial and error chapters that were never completed, and etc. Ironically, it was no longer the "how" that held me back, but the "what". No matter what I attempted, my ideas always felt immature, plastic and clicheic. I would always scrap the project and start over, sometimes salvaging some of the characters.
It all changed two years ago, when I first took up writing fanfiction as a hobby. It has helped me greatly to brush up my skills, and the interaction with my many readers opened my eyes to the many faults of my writing. It also provided me with a lot of positive reinforcement, further fueling my desire to write and become a better writer.
I'm currently exploring a Sci-fi Superhuman genre through a scientific approach (genetic engineering, technological advances, etc.). I've already invested several months into sketching out my plan into a workable idea. The hard (maybe even the hardest) part is what comes next. And that's research. I don't even want to consider writing on such a topic with only my imagination and high-school level of knowledge in science.
This is the first time I felt this good about an idea, and this time, I'm playing for keeps. Who knows. Maybe a year or two from now, you'll be sitting at home, reading my book. :)
31-35, M
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Jul 28, 2012
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Great story!.. You have remarkable parents that instilled reading and story telling in you, as a child. I have no doubt that I will be reading one of your books soon..

As for myself, my mother taught me to read college books in elementary. I am an avid reader and as a parent of three girls, as they grew, so did their comprehension of education.

I hope to have a book written soon, but at times faulted.

WISH ME LUCK!! Maybe we can have a book signing together to show the world we made it! ;)
themanoflegends · 31-35, M
Thank you. Actually, it was my grandmother that first started telling me stories, and later signed me up in our local library when I was six years old (I think she just ran out of stories). Best of luck with your book!

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