I am a young teenage writer. I write whatever comes to mind, which is usually realistic teen fiction. I write to get inside a character's head. I really enjoy trying to picture a character's pain, whether it be frustration, annoyance, extreme physical pain or grief. Ever since I was a little kid, I've experimented with different scenarios that characters can be put into while playing games with neighborhood kids, and, to as deep of an extent as I could, I would embody the emotions the scenario ensued. It never occurred to me, until fifth grade, that I could put these things down on paper. In fifth grade, about 2005, after the huge tsunami in south east Asia struck, I had aspirations to write something about tsunami victims, but I never did until I found an article in People Magazine about how children victims were receiving art therapy. This article really struck a chord with me because it wasn't putting out statistics of how many people died or how many people were displaced. It put names to the statistics heard on the news every day. It put lives to the pictures of people. It wasn't one of those, 'Today, this happened' with no emotion at all. That day, I started writing my first 'big project.' (It was probably about 2,000 words which was, at the time, HUGE.) Two weeks later, I had a completed rough draft in my hands. I've been hooked on--no, addicted to--writing ever since.
Since then, I've completed three novels and hope to complete a fourth this November.
- Violin. Constitutional Law. Journalism. Nerdfighters.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Anything that doesn't thoroughly distract me.
- Favorite books or authors:
- Time Traveler's Wife, The Book Thief, The Kite Runner, Harry Potter, A Tale of Two Cities, Othello, JOHN GREEN