Beginning Writing: Newbie’s Bizarre Adventure

Where their original Digimon goes on an adventure with the Power Rangers and is revealed to be the third child of Darth Vader.

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Every writer starts from somewhere. Nobody’s born a Tolkien, a Lewis, a Martin, or a Rowling. It’s a path that is born from a passion, a great interest, and a creative vision that we wish to breathe life into. All very fine, fanciful things to say.

The ACTUAL journey, on the other hand, tends to have a lot LESS dignity.

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Rise Of The Blog Begins: Origins: The Reboot: Awakens

There was one problem: He kept putting it off. Like trying to chisel out a marble statue with a toothpick.

So this is the story of two brothers. Or more to the point, it is the story of one brother, with the other one appearing as a supporting character and plot device to propel the storyline forward.

The two brothers were first rivals, and were too stubborn and too dim respectively to realise that they could, in fact, enjoy each others’ companionship. It took years, but then they realised that hey, you CAN have things in common with your sibling! Chief among those was the appreciation and ridiculing of things you see in fiction. Now, the younger brother adored these the most in the family and desired to publish something. There was one problem: He kept putting it off. Like trying to chisel out a marble statue with a toothpick.

One day, the elder brother, having had enough of the younger brother wasting his potential, decided to harangue him until he gave in and created a blog of some kind to share his mind with the world. But though it is tempting to paint him as some sort of annoying plot contrivance, it is important to note that he did so with the best of intentions and in a constructive manner. It is also important to note that the little brother was not only the narrator of this tale, but one of the worst slackers in existence. On a totally unrelated note, he thought that unreliable narrators who mess with protagonists are incredibly awesome and beyond reproach, and there should be more of them in writing.

Ultimately, the younger brother agreed, and after much procrastination, set up a blog and navigated some of its design. He then proceeded to leave the rest of the webpage’s design to ‘later’ and devised a passably informative first post. That’s it, that’s all he did by himself, that is an entirely factual and accurate statement. His post would only be elevated by the addition of an unreliable narrator, for not only did it spice things up at his expense, it simultaneously communicated and demonstrated what this blog was all about. The unreliable narrator was rightly credited for this addition and said he might consider putting in guest appearances in the future.

And so began a new journey: to put his thoughts to the proverbial page on a weekly basis. That actually brings us up to speed, so the narrator is running ahead of schedule, so now’s the time to have the whole ‘journey has just begun, what awaits’ sales pitch.

He might travel alone. He might have others join him. He might be crippled by indecision, writer’s block, and overthinking a myriad viewpoints. He would most certainly shamelessly promote this website on the social medias. But at the end of the day, he would have written what he wanted, as he wanted.