I am sure each member of the Blog Chain of Awesomeness has a strongest genre. What is your biggest strenghth? Is it vocabulary? Your thinking? Your diligence? A writing technique?
1. Creating a dark atmosphere: this is probably what I do best. Whether it is a vampire’s night, a haunted house, a massacre, a war, a depressive moment, a heartbreaking event…all of them are easy to achieve for me. Having said that, I can’t create any romantic scene at all…
2. Extended metaphors/symbols: Most of my poems contain an extended metaphor. I love hiding the truth, concealing meanings and allowing the readers to guess and interpret what I truly mean. I love hiding things. I guess you can say I’m a mysterious writer. Haha.
3. Determination: I think most of you know that I take writing classes outside of school. My writing teacher is brutal. When she deemed that I was mature enough to accept her full critiques she spared nothing. I’m not afraid of failures, unpleasant( but constructive) feedbacks, put-downs or (in the future, if things go bad, but unlikely) financial problems. I want to become a writer, and nothing will stop me. Maybe it’s arrogance, I don’t know. But sometimes you need to arrogant to hold on to the things you cherish and want most.
4. Abstract images: I’m good at creating images that are other-worldly, surreal and unexplained, especially those that are related to time, space, life and emotions. Speaking of abstraction, Ray Bradbury is a master of abstract images. I just read his novella called “Levithian ’99” in the book called “Now and Forever”. Best story I have ever read.
Best Genre: dark fantasy/anything dark/gothic
Maybe next week we should talk about our weaknesses. LOL. Just to balance it out.
Rest of the week:
Friday: From Elysium