About the Slinger
I was born on a hot summer night in June in Washington, DC. Oh wait we don’t need to go back that far and I don’t want to bore you with the minutia.
I started writing when I was fairly young. Just a wee bit of a whippersnapper. I won my first short story writing award when I was 8. Took home first place and a fancy blue ribbon. I wasn’t particularly interested in nurturing the craft, so I did what I could to get out of going to writing camps and workshops.
When I was in middle school, I picked up my pen again and this time I was interested in becoming a better writer and started going to writing workshops. Fast forward to high school, I was the only one in my 9th grade class that got a perfect score on the writing part of the standardized test. I wrote a play and the drama club performed it, and I won an award for said play.
However, since college I’ve written sporadically.
I joined a writing group recently and one of the questions was, ‘Do you have a writing style?’ After careful consideration, I said “it’s rather macabre. Kind of like Edgar Allan Poe.” I’m sure Poe has influenced my writing a great deal. I’ve always loved how dark his writing is. He wrote right to our fears as humans. I’m not there yet, but maybe one day.
While we’re on the subject of who I most write like. There’s website I that I was turned on to by a fellow blogger called, ‘I Write Like.’ Well, the results on four of my short stories can up with three different writers.
I’m interested to see how this pans out after I finish the Challenge.
So, what writer will I write like next?
Welp, that’s it and thanks for stopping by and reading,
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