Catonsville, MDUSA 21228
December 11, 2012
Hello, My name is Nnamdi Onubogu from Pikesville, MD. I started writing a series of children's books and I realized something: "I literally have no clue what I'm doing". I would love to be part of your meetup and hopefully learn from you all.
Fiction (Fantasy & Dark Sorcery); Children's Books
Short stories and Novels.
No I have not (yet) been published. Being published (self or otherwise) is a goal I hope to attain in 2013
No, so i really have little to no experience.
Because it brings out the true essence of my personality and character. I've always thought that the one thing I think I do best is tell stories and draw. I also have this concern that imagination in the children's media (books, cartoons, etc) is dwindling. I hope I'm wrong, but some how I fear I might not be. I long for the books that were fun to read, but thought you something at the end. Or cartoons that were great to watch, but had a moral at the end. Now that my son is here, I want to be a part of that. To share my ideas through something that I love doing...telling stories. I am in no way a great writer. I doubt if I'm even a good writer, but I have stories and tales I would love to share with my son, my friends, people and the whole world, and I hope that maybe through your group I could learn to do so as a professional writer. PS: I tried to make this as "non-cheesy" as possible, but everytime I read this, I get the impression that I failed miserably.
My first meetup was amazing. It was as if everyone (new and old members) new each other already. The atmosphere was easy-going and we discussed stories in the most minute details. It's crazy to think that I hadn't found this meetup sooner. Definitely a 'must-join' for any aspiring writers in the Baltimore/DC area.
I agree with you about the sorry state of children's literature today. The popularity of the Shades books, vampires etc is symptomatic of the fifty percent illiteracy rate in this country. Of course, there are exceptions such as Brian Selznick and Kate DiCamillo, but I question whether such books as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, or even Wind in the Willows would be published today. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories.