About Write Thoughts
All writers begin as an audience. We read a good story, think about it, and sometimes discuss it with others. At some point we try our hand at writing, and promptly run into problems, which leads us to the third aspect of writing, study. We take classes, attend seminars, and read books on writing, all in an effort to write stronger stories.
This blog focuses on study; what we can learn from theories and techniques, and what we can learn from other authors. My hope is to create a dialogue with other aspiring writers, and evolve our understanding of good storytelling.
Posts are divided into the following categories: writing, reviews, journals, and announcements. Use the menus along the top to navigate, or Click categories and subcategories along the right.
Home will always feature the most recent blog posts.
Quotes is an ongoing collection of meaningful phrases that I’ve encountered.
Writing posts go up on Tuesdays and focus on theories and techniques of storytelling.
Reviews go up on Thursdays, and focus on specific books and short stories.
Both Writing & Review posts are also indexed, for those who wish to browse by keyword.
Stories include fictional and nonfiction shorts, as well as personal thoughts and experiences that I wish to share. Announcements are self explanatory. Both will be posted as they arise.
Resources include links to other websites where I maintain a profile. Over time I intend to add recommendations, including books on writing, and anything else that I think might prove useful.
Hello. My name’s Adam. I’m a creative writer; mostly fiction.
I’ve always loved stories, but when I was ten I started to notice patterns in the stories, and I began looking for specific stories that broke the pattern, until one day, thoroughly frustrated, I decided to write the story I was looking for myself.
The results were rubbish, but the experience was intoxicating. Stories have always struck me as magical; the way that someone I’ve never met can put thoughts and ideas, memories, into my mind, using only words.
At first I focused on cranking out stories as fast as I could. Then I tried focusing on a single story, trying to perfect it. As time passed I tried various techniques, before finally settling on a little bit of everything.
Creating posts on writing help me to better organize my ideas about writing, while reviews force me to more thoroughly analyze and understand why and how a story works. I also make it a point to spend at least a few hours a week working on a story; either developing, writing, or revising it.
To anyone who’s interested in writing, I recommend joining or forming a writer’s group. The support helps you get in the habit of working on writing regularly.
When I’m not writing I like to read/watch (anime, fantasy, some science fiction, and a smattering of other genres), play board games with friends (Resistance, Catan, Ascension, Cyclades), or video games on my own (Silent Hill, Legend of Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, Ico & the Colossus), and generally go on day trips to interesting places (museums, state parks, Renaissance Fairs, etc.).