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.