Even though no one is reading this and I’ve no idea who I’m talking to, this will be my writing platform for the foreseeable future. I had a conversation with a videogame developer and he recommended I write one short story a week as practise and make a site to place them all. I can’t afford a site, so a blog will have to do.
I want to work in the videogame industry as a game writer when I leave university, so this will be a place to build my writing portfolio. I prefer to write dark/horror stories, and especially like creating creepy material with strange, unexpected plot twists. I will also be experimenting with other genres (though dark/horror will be my main ones), perspective (I’ve always wanted to try writing in second person, and I would like to improve my usage of first, too), and working within episodic constraints and set limitations. I feel this will help me stick to a goal given to me by a company rather than going off in my own crazy direction and producing something unwanted.
Character bios and other ideas will also appear on here, and maybe in the future editorials and game reviews.
And, finally, as well as the short stories, I will be creating a mini series of vignettes. I hope to write a series of stories about the final moments of various survivors in a zombie outbreak. To help challenge me, I will go to random theme/character/scenario/word generators to produce setting and themes for me to work with. Once I have these tags, I have to produce a story that adheres to the themes given to me, no matter how strange or difficult to write. If I can’t write it, I will state as such and consider a ‘reroll’ of words.
Phew! Now with all that out of the way, welcome to my blog! I hope my future work will convince you to stick around.