Do you suppose she's a wildflower?
Hey hey. I've been an occasional lurker on The Cult for a couple years now (found thevelvet from a google search on horror novels, found The Cult through discussion there) and today after about a week of anxious hand-wringing and internal debate, ignored my inner cheapskate and bought a membership to the Writers' Workshop. Expect to see me around a bunch, GETTING MY FORTY DOLLARS WORTH (quiet, innercheapskate!)
I'm one of those writers who, like pretty much every other writer, was born a writer. I was also born with a love for 'weird things', like horror movies and strange phenomena and ultralarge sea monsters that possibily lurk in the deepest depths of the ocean. I'm an inherently creative person who has a big cold streak of rationality in me, so I'm constantly conflicted with my desire to believe that the world we see is not all that meets the eye and the fact that there is little evidence to support the fact. I just don't want things to be boring.
So I'm a writer and a lover of horror and I often write horror. But I write anything the voice in my brain tells me to write, so I churn out other stuff occasionally. I have a passionate love for symbolism and tend to adore any creative media that opens itself to interpretation (movies like Black Swan and Antichrist, a trillion different good books). Beautiful, original imagery turns me on.
I'm a huge reader and spend far too much money on books (only paper books for me, I dream of having a personal library one day). Some of my favorite authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, Mark Z Danielewski, Chuck Palahniuk and Anne Rice, among others.
I dabble in art when I'm in a writing slump but I'm nothing to write home about. I love music, all kinds, but especially piano-rock and anything that involves a melodic voice with a melancholy feel. I've never been much of a TV watcher, unless you count playing lots of video games as watching TV (which would be fair). These days I try to avoid doing 'unproductive' things, so I always try to fill my time with writing or drawing or reading or eating sushi. Hey, eating sushi is one of the best uses you can make of your time. Trust me.
I've rambled way too long already, as I tend to do with just about any subject, but a couple more tidbits I probably should have begun with: I'm a 21 year old female living in Australia. I'm taking time off life (read: work and school) to 'realize my dreams of being a writer'. I do model part-time though, I've vowed to 'quit' because it interferes with my writing but posing for a camera is a little bit of an addiction for me, I guess. I have three cats whom I love very much, and I'm a huge animal lover and supporter of animal welfare (coughpleaseadoptfromshelterscough).
Annnd I'm out. If you made it all the way to this sentence, my congratulations as well as my apologies for taking so much of your time.