The written form of story telling

For many years now I’ve wanted to write a book. It’s been a desire of mine for absolute ages; I love the idea of storytelling, being able to express action and emotion in the written form. It’s a creative part of me that I’ve wanted to express but lacked confidence to do it.

I’ve got a vague idea in my mind in terms of the core plot but not too sure of the genre to use. There are the classical genres like Fantasy, Sci-fi or post-apocalyptic. There is also the notion of trying modern day, typically war related like Tom Clancy style. People like to escape their own lives and live out the life of others which is exciting and adventurous, with the romantic notion that the hero always wins and the bad guy is defeated.

Conspiracy theories are another form that could be explored. People are fixated with this topic; the possibility that there are ulterior motives behind everything seems to prick the imagination.

Now as a strange side effect, I don’t read a lot of books myself, that’s my wife’s domain. I find that the patience to sit and read hours on end eludes me. It’s a bit like Golf, I’m not a fan of watching the sport on TV but do enjoy playing the game.



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