October 10, 2012
Less of the career, more of the writing. I've performed, mostly slam poetry, while pouring my talent into collaborative writing projects and personal stories. Many of which did not survive the 'computer crash of '11' but I like to think that it just gives me an excuse to write two pieces for every one missing.
My literary influences are the books that grabbed my attention as a child. Stephen King, Brian Jaques, R.A. Salvatore, David and Leigh Eddings. Fantasy novels that, while not the most difficult reads, certainly took hold of my imagination and flung me into an uncertain future of certain direction. I love to write, to create, to read, and to change. Aren't we all here for similar reasons? I could expand my reading list, certainly, and I expect to find ample suggestions of how to do so at the various meetings. The college reading list didn't exactly strike me with the same force as a, then twelve and thirteen, year old self was hit by the aforementioned writers.
I hope to gain the opportunity to springboard topics with like and different minded people, to swim in the ether of talent presented and learn a little bit about my own place in the writing hierarchy, define it, refine it. I'm mostly looking to have fun, wax philosophical, and push my knowledge of craft and skill beyond what I know now.
I am a cubicle troll and recent graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Creative Writing. While my diploma cannot be used as an emergency flotation device, I've has been known to use it as an excuse to perform in unconventional locations.