Inspiration from the Orient
Writing can be a daunting task for some, but for writers there is usually something in our blood that dictates we do it. Like an obsession that must be quenched.
Often times we feel like Mediums channeling someone’s voice or story to be written for others to read. But how do we get inspired?
I am inspired by my various travels. I travelled to Korea for a year to work as an English teacher and what I experienced there has definitely partly shaped my thinking and my writing style and stories.
I’d like to believe that every experience we have shapes our thinking and as a writer that would also mean our storytelling. That would mean our characters.
What I learned from KOREA? I learned that their culture is a lot like a ‘collective’. Everything they do seems to flow like a unified river. It is a very exotic and different culture from America. I encourage others to travel at least once in their life.
How did this affect my writing? MY Shifter Alien Dystopia also live as a collective, they live as a unity, as one. In this sense, I was better able to understand my shifters and write more clearly about them, with the Korean influence.
Sometimes I like to play with heroes or heroines a reader might not like, at least not at first. In my Shifter Dystopia I play with themes such as prejudice and oppression and many characters are lovable, while many are not.
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