This week’s member inducted into The Oucast’s Bloghouse is deep thinker Adam, of the aptly named blog Write Thoughts.
I first noticed Adam because of the wonderfully detailed comments he would leave after my blog posts. Here was a blogger who not only took the time to read my stuff but also to digest and ponder upon it. I was blown away by some of Adam’s insights into my writing and humbled by his interest in my work.
I soon learned Adam shows this kind of attention to others’ writing as well. He is just one of those people who takes his time and savours what he’s doing; be that reading someone else’s work, writing his own short stories and flash fiction pieces, or pulling apart a book for a book review.
“All writers begin as an audience. We read a good story, think about it, and sometimes discuss it with others. At some point we try our hand at writing, and promptly run into problems, which leads us to the third aspect of writing, study. We take classes, attend seminars, and read books on writing, all in an effort to write stronger stories.
This blog focuses on study; what we can learn from theories and techniques, and what we can learn from other authors. My hope is to create a dialogue with other aspiring writers, and evolve our understanding of good storytelling.” – Adam
And indeed he does. You can find Adam’s ruminations on published books on Write Thoughts under the Reviews category or the Discussions category. You can also explore some of Adam’s thoughts over at Goodreads.
As for the man himself, I know Adam well-enough to mention cosplay, gaming and anime, but I will let him speak for himself –
“Hello. My name’s Adam. I’m a creative writer; mostly fiction.
I’ve always loved stories, but when I was ten I started to notice patterns in the stories, and I began looking for specific stories that broke the pattern, until one day, thoroughly frustrated, I decided to write the story I was looking for myself. The results were rubbish, but the experience was intoxicating. Stories have always struck me as magical; the way that someone I’ve never met can put thoughts and ideas, memories, into my mind, using only words. At first I focused on cranking out stories as fast as I could. Then I tried focusing on a single story, trying to perfect it. As time passed I tried various techniques, before finally settling on a little bit of everything.
Creating posts on writing help me to better organize my ideas about writing, while reviews force me to more thoroughly analyze and understand why and how a story works. I also make it a point to spend at least a few hours a week working on a story; either developing, writing, or revising it. To anyone who’s interested in writing, I recommend joining or forming a writer’s group. The support helps you get in the habit of working on writing regularly.
When I’m not writing I like to read/watch (anime, fantasy, some science fiction, and a smattering of other genres), play board games with friends (Resistance, Catan, Ascension, Cyclades), or video games on my own (Silent Hill, Legend of Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, Ico & the Colossus), and generally go on day trips to interesting places (museums, state parks, Renaissance Fairs, etc.).”
It is my pleasure to welcome a gentleman and deep-thinker into our Bloghouse, and I dub Adam, a member of the Outcast’s Bloghouse and Existentialist Explorer of Word and Thought.
Welcome Adam and here’s your very own Outcast’s Bloghouse logo to display on your blog.
*Remember; if you’re a fan of the Bloghouse and would like to get in on the silliness and become an Outcast’s Bloghouse member, contact me and point me in the direction of your bio!