Why tell stories?

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Since the dawn of  civilization, tales of heroes and heroines are inspiring us. Throughout the evolution of humanity, the joy of telling stories hasn't waned.
In antiquity, it was mythology and its epic tales of superhuman beings.
Today, one can find all kinds of stories. You only need to walk into a bookstore, yes many still do, and find the fiction section. There you'll discover an amazing source of entertainment. That's what I think fiction is above all; a diversion from the stressful lives we all lead. 

We all crave a little inspiration. 
Telling stories is a way for me to share with you the great feats my characters accomplish to achieve their goals. This is the essence of why I do what I do. Then I remember that writing isn't as easy as thinking words and have them magically appear on the screen in front of me. 

It's the raw emotions pouring out of me, converging with the words I silently utter in my mind to form the sentences that you can enjoy reading. That's what drives me. 
If my stories make you laugh, cry, and want to scale Mt. Everest, I'll consider my job done. 

I can get very passionate about it, and that's what I will share with you in this blog from now on. You can also go to my Twitter page, if you prefer that format, where you'll find my frolic side. 

In summary:

  • I'm writer, because it's my oxygen.
  • I want to inspire you, my readers, to empower you in whatever it is you pursue.
  • If I don't get these characters out of my head, I'll continue to suffer from a severe case of schizophrenia. Writing is a remedy. 
  • No really, I would get crazy otherwise.