As I sit here in my apartment, overlooking the below busy shops, wondering what to write about next. Should I try for a novel, or maybe another short story? These thing I ask myself what makes a great story and will people enjoy reading it.
I sit looking aimlessly out the window, while the house cleaner mops the floor around my feet.
After I graduated high school in 2012, I went straight to college, where I continued to pursue writing. High school was where I discovered an interest in history, studying history opened a new door in literature for me, I began reading historical novels and biographies. I ended up getting a master's degree in history with a minor in journalism. Learning about people from history and what their daily lives were like amazes me. I am absolutely entranced by the way authors vividly describe things like the different foods served in a meal or the colour and geography of the landscape around the characters. I find that I never tire of reading because I just keep finding new authors and titles that I love. Over the years I picked up other hobbies such as skateboarding, which I am very good at, but to this day books are still my first love. No matter where I go or what I do I always have a book with me, as well as a notebook for writing. I still write and continue to work on writing a book. It seems this will be a lifelong adventure that will hopefully end someday with my being a published author.
Sometimes, I doubted my writing skills and thought maybe I’m not cut out to become an author. One day I read about J.K. Rowling being refused by publishers for years. Yet I knew she hadn’t given up and look what happened with her books. I started writing again, and I quickly discovered that I had learned more than I realised in those boring English classes. All of a sudden I could take an everyday item and give it details with words. I think maybe I just needed the right inspiration to drive me to write in a way I hadn’t tried before. Of course, this led to me reading all of J.K. Rowling's books for the third or fourth time, but I loved every second I spent in those pages. I wanted to learn more about books, so I volunteered at the school library during high school. The librarian was such a sweet woman, she introduced me to many of the classics like Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird and Jane Eyre. My love of books grew with each book I picked up and read I devoured the words as if I was a starving man.