So… What I did One Evening was…On January 1, 2020 by Sara Allen
I’ve always been a huge fantasy and sci-fi reader. Those earliest stories I read were based on fantastical themes; Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin, Alice In Wonderland, and so many more that I can’t remember their names, yet the stories have stayed with me.
It was only natural that I write my own, and I have so many, so so many. The inspiration came so easy, and has been surprisingly prolific, that I had to find a separate place to put them. Which I did about two years ago. I made a page just for my wild mind out-pouring’s, and went with the flow. But, I feel that I’ve neglected that side of myself for so long, that I brought the whole site here, (I mean that in every sense of the word) which will give me the possibility of updating as much as I can, as often as I can.
I’m also going to share those blog posts that I made there.. which aren’t as many as it should be, but whatever !!! So here goes…
What Could It Mean When Someone Says They’re Inspired?
Originally posted August 29, 2017 (site now archived)
As a fantasy writer, the things that inspire you can be so different. A cartoon drawing of a weird creature; a photo of a light through a pool of water in a street, or even a note on the back of an old envelope.
There’s something very satisfying about writing fantasy. The lack of restrictions to your imagination and the freedom from limitations, allows your mind to be free to create whatever you like, within reason.
Being able to write fantasy hasn’t been an easy road. From the niggling self-doubt to the glaring inadequacies that can be felt when looking at the likes of long time fantasy writers; Stephen Donaldson, Robert Heinlein, Robin Hobb, and even more contemporary fantasy writers like, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman and Peter Brett, who seem to have it all worked out and are able to throw together their constructed worlds in a flurry of fire and brimstone.
But, I’ve decided that there’s no point in trying to emulate anyone, and to tread that Yellow Brick Road all by myself. And it seems that that’s what I needed to do. To step away from all the pressure of “being as good as they are” and just be myself.
You can find some of those, ‘Myself’ writings on the project page attached to this website. Drop me a line, let me know what you think. Perhaps I may have inspired you to step away from the giants and be the little man for a change.
Until next time…