My name is Colin. I’m an aspiring writer.
Writing is something that I’ve been attracted to from a very young age. I was a huge reader as a child, sometimes reading the same stories (the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, Animorphs by K.A. Applegate) over and over again. I remember entire scenes like I lived them myself.
As I grew up, I studied fiction in school and eventually received my master’s degree in English. I chose not to continue in academia because I realized that, for me, writing fiction is so much more invigorating than discussing it. I long to create the stories that can excite, chill, or inspire. For me, academia felt like being on the sidelines.
I’ve believed for a long time that language is the greatest tool we have. Every beautiful feeling ever communicated to you; every song or curse or declaration of love — it all began with language. And at the core of language is the story.
My sincerest hope is that you enjoy the stories I share. That they matter to you, and that they drive you to create stories of your own. I’ll write other things, too, but my heart will always be with the stories.