Why I Write What I Write

Why I Write What I Write

by Adam Huddleston

The blog topics this month are concerning what it is we write and why.  Although I have published very little, my computer is full of different works.  Some are somewhat developed, others are nothing more than a sentence or two.  An old adage states to write what you know.

I know horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

At least I like to think I do.  The first novels I remember reading were “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  I also quickly devoured books by Michael Crichton (mainly sci-fi) and later the master of horror Stephen King.  I feel that I’ve read enough to understand the main pacing of these kinds of stories and be able to avoid their common tropes.  

I also have an average bit of experience writing flash fiction.  These ultra-short stories (often averaging around one-hundred words) can pack a serious punch when done right.  I even moderated a flash fiction website for a few years, judging multiple authors on their attempts at winning a monthly contest.  I loved those days.

My hope is that I will be able to complete some of my works in the future and possibly have them published.

Happy writing!

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