In my mind, I've always had the ability to be a writer. I can sit down and churn out many words about this or that topic almost at will. Primarily these words are in the form of instruction manuals or training aids - what I would normally think of as "technical writing." This is the easy stuff. It has a specific purpose, a well defined framework and it has a very specific structure. Where I falter is in the realm of fiction.
I love a good story. I love to read stories where the underdog saves the day and does so through various trials and feats of self-discovery all encapsulated within a tale full of humor and light. Piers Anthony is one of my favorite authors because he has a great sense of humor and incorporates that into his work. I would love to write like him, but I am not as clever nor as quick with a quip as he seems to be.
My goal is to explore this realm of fiction writing and hopefully to produce something that others might feel is worth reading. I know there are stories I need to tell, now I just need to tell them.
To be a writer isn't all that hard. To be a writer, all one has to do is to put words on page or on screen. What is hard is to be a good writer and that is what I want to be. So forgive me as I practice and refine this craft and put forth small snippets of my writing here so that I may garner a bit of honest feedback.