Do you remember the first story you ever tried writing?
Many of us were probably young kids, maybe young enough to not know how to spell the majority of words in our native languages correctly, when we started to write. Our stories would be a page or two long, projects unfinished and forgotten when our attention spans latched onto something else that was shinier.
But what was the first story that you had consciously tried to finish?
Mine was fanfiction, which most of us probably started out writing. Seriously, who wouldn’t love to write a story for a universe or fandom to be sure that the story never ended? I started off with Legend of Zelda fanfiction. Being an avid gamer and wanting to explore more of that world and of my favorite characters who are not in every installment of that game series prompted me to try my hand at writing my own storyline.
I still have the notebook it was written in. The writing is horrendous. A silver lining regarding how bad it was is that I’ve greatly improved since then!
What about you? What had prompted you to start writing in the first place?