I write short stories and screenplays, often about deep topics like food or circuses. Sometimes I add a frivolous touch about grief or love. And if I’m not trying to write a novel, there’s a good bet I’m reading one (in between episodes of This Is Us and Lost reruns of course).
As a college student, it can be hard to find time for creative writing. Even after I picked up my English major, I never felt fully focused on my creative writing because there was still always a school book hanging over my head. Therefore, I created this blog as a way for me to write my thoughts and ideas as they come- in-between classes, in the middle of the night, with a cup of hot chocolate at my desk.
A year later, I began to miss writing scripts. With a semester off from those screen writing electives, it had been awhile since I’d typed that ever ambiguous “FADE IN:” So you just might stumble upon a few screenplay excerpts or film thoughts lying around too.
Since the age of thirteen, I’ve been writing fiction. I attribute this to my love for Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver and my desire to write something that would make another young girl fall in love with words. My skills and passion for scriptwriting was born in college after I saw a TED talk about the writer of one of those Pixar films – Finding Nemo, maybe? What I remember is that he was a pre-mature baby like me. He saw his life as a miracle, and wanted to make something good of it. I’d like to do that too.
I’m learning that my passion for writing also stems from this obsession I have with the little details that make us human. I may not remember the who shot who or who spilled the tea, but I’ll almost always remember who said that one line and how they said it. How someone visibly tensed up. How another’s face was illuminated by the moonlight. How any of it made me feel.
They may not be brilliant novel openings or the first word in the next blockbuster, but all the words you’ll find here represent my passion and dedication to the written word. From one writer and avid reader to the next, enjoy!