tagged me in a post featuring this writing meme created by
(you can find it here
) and I wanted to "answer back" so to speak. Enjoy! Hello dear writer, and thanks for trying out my simple little writing meme. You're truly part of a minority here on DeviantArt, since writing is a very small thing indeed. To do this meme, simply copy and paste the below things, and fill them out as much as you wish; if you need more space, simply add it.1. Introduce yourself of course. Tell us a few interests; perhaps why you're here on Deviantart, or why you choose to write instead of draw (or both).
Hi everyone, you can call me by my DA name OneWithTheStars or Kristina. I really have lost just about all free time due to my job, but when I am free, I usually am writing, drawing, or creating something. I originally joined DA to follow other artists and eventually decided to post some of my own works when I felt enough confidence. I've loved to draw since a very young age and writing immediately followed; my brother and I could write and draw for hours on end, but sadly, only I continue it to this day (I have some of his childhood stuff stashed away honestly). I can't separate the two. Occasionally you will see me dabble in other media as well (i.e. painting, photography).2. Hmmm, that is interesting. Now that the formalities are out of the way, what do you write? (Poetry, stories, etc.)
Well, you wouldn't be able to tell based on my gallery, but I used to primarily write long stories. We're talking over 100 pages. Right now, you'll see a plethora of poetry in my gallery, the majority of the past years thanks to a bunch of form challenges from groups here on DA. Occasionally I'll crank out a free verse poem and you'll also see some flash fictions and scenes, also thanks to some prompt challenges from groups on DA.3. I see, I see. Well, so what do you like to write about? Go on, don't be shy about it. Nobody's judging you.
My poetry's based off emotions I can channel into them, whether I personally feel them or get "inspired". I challenged myself to write a lot of love poetry at first because I wanted to learn to channel positive emotions as well as the negative ones. I also thought for the longest time I was a terrible poet, so I had concentrated on my prose. For prose, I tend to gravitate toward speculative fiction, frequently types of science fiction and sometimes action or fantasy. Before my story writing seemingly died, I had started branching my genres out to improve my abilities. I've tried this at times with the flash fiction prompts I've undertaken. It's a constant work in progress.4. I wasn't quite expecting that from you, and think that I thought I knew you. Ok then, how did you really get into writing?
Hmm...honestly? The first stories I remember writing were as a little girl, my brother and I both writing Sonic the Hedgehog fanfictions, coming up with such interesting plotlines for children of our ages. That was about the same time drawing picked up for the both of us, both of Sonic fanart as well as our own original characters. I happily still have many of them saved.5. Oh, I can probably relate that. You talked about why, what, and how, so, when did you really start writing?
Really start writing? The first serious and long story--two actually--were back in my mid teens. One was based on a sequence of vivid dreams I had had and the other was a Mortal Kombat fanfiction. I still have both around, they presently torn apart awaiting another round of rewriting (a terrible flaw of mine, tens of stories sitting in limbo). They also became an outlet for me and from there, the number of stories grew. No one's ever read the majority of them up until this point.6. That long ago, really? Alright, one last little question, who got you into writing? Did you get inspired by an author, or maybe someone just got the idea into your head to write?
I kinda touched on this a couple times for both the prose and poetry, but they were emotional outlets. Those angsty teenage years, then those angsty college years, now these angsty years of responsible adulthood and I had vowed to not go into destructive habits like drinking alcohol or doing drugs like so many around me were; I wanted to create something wonderful for someone to hopefully enjoy one day, even if it was just myself, from my emotions, even the negative, pain-filled ones. Many times for me, those emotions can bring forth my best writing and to me, that truly is an art to spin hurt into something constructive and beautiful.7. Ok, ok. I suppose that's enough of 20 Questions. So why don't you go ahead and show us a paragraph or a few lines of a poem (but it's gotta be original for this, don't think I won't be watching!)
Hmm...putting me on the spot here...okay:Every time I hear my name
caressed by your sweet voice,
my knees go weak,
I can barely speak,
and my heart begins to race.
There, a terribly cheesy start to a love poem, but off the cuff in 10 seconds.
It's true; the more you practice something, the better/faster you get. And shoot, now I wanna elaborate on it. Maybe in the future...8. Ah, quite touching. I suppose that's all I can really say for this one dear writer within this art site. If you know any other writers, feel free to forc....erm..."politely ask" any other writes you know here, to give their hand at filling this thing out.
I never tag people to keep these things going, but as always, if you read this and wish to, feel free to comment/link me back so I can read what you wrote. ^.^