Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Home page: http://www.myspace.com/TapestryOfTheSecondBorn
“Somewhere, sometime, and on some dimension of existence, anything that is fantasy to us, is real to someone else.” ~ Matthew Dickerson
There are two kinds of writers in the world – those who write to live and those who live to write. That is a phrase I first heard from my mother when I first began writing as a high school freshman. I was proud that my first story was over thirty pages of typed text. Since then writing has been a passion, something that no matter what happened in my life, it was always there deep within me, flowing through my fingertips as quickly as it leapt to my creative mind. I was the only one in my peer group that knew exactly what they wanted to major in, I went to DePauw University because it offered English Writing as a major, where most other colleges only offered a more generalized English degree. Writing has been a guide and a close friend. I am as deeply passionate about every character, both hero and villain alike, as I felt when being read my first book as a child. That is where my characters are given life, for I pour my heart and soul into every thought, every expression, and every inflection of emotion that I wished to convey.
One of my college professors, after reading a play I wrote, pulled me aside and said, “This college is not good enough for you. Your creativity deserves so much more…” He was the one who dubbed many of my one-liners in the comedic act as “Dickerson-isms,” Where other students turned in a short twenty-page story for their final project for their English Writing degree, I was only allowed to turn in my first three chapters of an entire novel I had written for the project.
Years after college, I find myself returning to that saying I was given when I first began. I am a writer who lives to write, who is given strength from the passion that comes to me when I begin a new novel, read through a completed piece, or learn of new ways to perfect my skill as an author. Many have said that to become a published author, to fulfill the dream so many novelists hope to transform into a reality, is a near impossible task. In response, I am reminded of another quote…
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." ~ Thomas Laurence
Interests: I explore a wide range of interests when it comes to subject matters that I enjoy writing about. The six novels I've written thus far include sci-fi, sword and sorcery fantasy, generalized fantasy, fantasy horror, adventure, and romance.
Published writer: Yes