I could sit here and regale you with the many stories of working at life. The jobs I’ve had, the people I’ve met, the lives I’ve had the privilege to be part off… but I really don’t like biographies.
Why read the story of someones normal everyday life when you can read a story about someone’s adventure. Let’s face it, we are never going to fall into a book and find ourselves in a world as the only person who can save the town from untimely destruction. We are not going to get that love interest with the man who tries to be hard on us, and we’ll never ever have a talking dog as a companion.
Now I feel miserable.
But that’s what I love about books.
We go on these amazing adventures, we feel for the people inside, we scream when they scream, cry when they cry, throw the book across the room when someone dies… or is that just me?
As a lover of books, I devoured the school library (except for the non-fiction section) and read all sorts of tales. My love fell firmly into adventure, mostly teen adventure. Of course, I fell in love with the classics, you know. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Alex Rider, The Famous Five, Redwall, Bards Tale. Oh, Bards Tale was fantastic, I still think about that one often. Why didn’t we study these things in school? Why Charles Dickens? He’s outdated and boring. An in-depth study of the timeless Lord of the Rings would have been much more beneficial don’t you think?
I got to the point in my reading where I couldn’t find a book that had all the amazing things I wanted. Action, adventure, sense of danger, the hero winning against all odds, the hero getting caught at some point, trust, pain. I know there’s many out there but when I wanted to read one and couldn’t find one, I set too and wrote my own. Ta Da! My first book. Outlaws: The Eagles. Later I did another, then another, then another. Then a children’s book and two anthologies. Years later, I’m still writing.
But I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to help others discover the joy of writing.
I want to provide writing tips, writing prompt, story ideas, fun little stories. I want to respond to writing prompts and give someone something to read. Offer book reviews. Teach people how to edit their own work and get published. Create a writing competition worth entering.
That last one is a dream of mine. I used to hold a fantastic writing competition, published the results in an anthology every year. Took time off because, you know, life. Now I’m a Mrs instead of a Miss, I’m back with a vengeance.
Time to be the person I’ve always wanted to be.
My name is Kelly, and this is my story.