Greetings Bloggers and Bloggettes! Welcome to my humble blog space. My name is Darnell “Saki” Dickerson and I’ve just decided to stop trying to write a perfect first post and just write a “real” first post.
Seriously, I rarely get writer’s block and I know some good techniques for dealing with that beast, but for some reason I froze up trying to write this SUPER AMAZING FIRST BLOGGER POST. Not cool.
At any rate this blog is about my writing journey, the quest to turn my passion into a career. But more than that, I want this to be a source of inspiration for other writers going down the same path so we can grow together, as well as a place to learn from other people who traveled before us and pass on their trailblazing expertise to make the going much easier for us all.
I don’t plan on making this blog too personal but I’d like to share a little about myself at least.
I’ve been writing fiction since I learned how to hold a pencil, I decided I wanted to be a writer professionally at the age of 14 and 8 years later still haven’t changed my mind. I just got more serious about it.
I’m a big nerd and it shows in my writing. Most of the stuff I write is either straight up sci-fi/fantasy or at least has strong undertones. I CAN NOT write a boring slice of life drama. I mean I could physically, but I wouldn’t. If I ever did I think the “slice” part would be taken very literally by the end of the story. I guess here is where I should mention that I have a strong fascination with dark, morbid imagery. Gore, insanity, serial killers.. I love writing about that kind of stuff. I do try to stay tasteful though. But I’d just as soon write a slasher fic as I would draft up a complex spec sci-fi story about trans-humanism. I’m a mixed bag.
Having said that you are probably either freaked out or intrigued. Hopefully the later. Like I said I try to stay tasteful, and I definitely don’t consider myself a “genre writer” (hate that term btw). The best writers set their stories in a certain genre but also incorporate elements from other genres as well. Life doesn’t have one flavor so fiction should reflect that.
This is running a little long so I’ll end it here by saying thanks for your time reading this. I hope to offer any inspiration I can by chronicling my foray into the writing world, I appreciate feedback, and If you want to know more about me feel free to ask.