Ardol, on Blog Azeroth’s Shared Topics, suggested writing about favorites. He said it didn’t have to be WoW related if we didn’t want it to be. That it was a ‘get to know you’ type set up. So I took a couple days to think and decided what better than to write about my other true passions: books and writing.
Other than blogging, I am an avid writer of a variety of Prose and some poetry. I have a lot of my stuff posted on DeviantArt, though not all of it because I do intend to get something published someday. Some of my favorite things to write are short stories based on historical figures such as Vlad the Imapler, Jack the Ripper and Elizabeth Bathory (all three links lead to stories I have written about said figure). Don’t ask me why the serial killers of the past fascinate me; I couldn’t tell you. But, if you read the stories, you will find that I take not only historical facts into my stories, but a hint of fantasy. I take the rumors spread about the figures from the past and turn them to truth in my stories. /shrug It’s fun.
Aside from horrorish writing, I enjoy fanfiction (perhaps the reason I enjoy being on an RP server so much?) and novels. My novels tend to take place in worlds I have created but have a basic Medieval setting. My writing is, in fact, greatly influenced by playing Dungeons and Dragons for almost three years. It is also greatly influenced by my favorite books or series of books.
Authors such as Patricia Briggs, Brent Weeks, Laurell K Hamilton and Carol Berg catch my fancy rather often. I follow, or have followed, at least one series or another by them. Recently I read a series by Gail Z. Martin which influenced a change in PoV of one of my own novels. Karen Miller is another author I have read recently as well (much easier to list authors than books when you can read four 600+ pages books in less than a month). I also find books about Ghost Hunting fascinating. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the founders of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) have written two books so far and I finished the second, Seeking Spirits, in a day. Clearly I am quite the book worm.
Well, the subject was to write about my favorites. I didn’t make a list, but I managed to get some examples out for you. Writing and reading consumes a good portion of my life. Even in school I enjoy the assigned reading as well as writing essays. But these are my favorites, and a part of who I am.
How about you? Write an entry about your favorite something, tell us more about you!
Until next time!