The love in writing was initiated in me at the age of eight, when I came to some realisations that were too much for me to take, and understood suddenly that I couldn't accept life the way it was. Writing was my distraction, then, from my fear of death and impermanence, and my notion of impossibility, of how little I meant.
And it continues to be, nowadays, though in different senses--a distraction from my depressions, a distraction from my own failed endeavours, a distraction from life's sad realities, those which I cannot seem to reconcile with myself. Somehow, while I am within the act of writing, no other reality is important or consequential--a release. An escape. I have the power over an entire world, a world whose every detail is mine, my own; fate is mine to shape.
For me, the message is all important; the message is the heart and the ruler of the written piece--and so I tend to take liberties with style and format to bring the message across. I'm theme-centric by nature, because I like to see patterns, link events, and create wider pictures that encompass and give meaning to individual happenings. Symbolism is something no story of mine can live without. Hyperboles abound.
While many authors do so, I do not, and refuse to, write about my life. I write instead about the life I wish I could have but never will. For clear reasons, I'm a fantasy author, and the furthest I'd stray into reality is in spiritual writing. Then again, not often.
- Composing music, songwriting, art, writing, world-building, character-creation
- Favorite noveling music:
- Movie soundtracks. Atmospheric.
- Favorite books or authors:
- Flora's Dare, Hunger Games Trilogy, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Tanith Lee