My name is Will and this is my blog about writing and life. I’m an undergrad student at the University of Saskatchewan. If you don’t know where that is, it’s in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. (I had someone ask me once if Saskatchewan was the rectangle in the middle of Canada. At that point, I just laughed at them (shameful, I know) – so, to finally answer that question – if you were a waiter at Baba Gump’s Shrimp in Time Square, NY and you ever asked a group of young adults this question – the answer is yes. Saskatchewan is the rectangle in the middle of Canada. Great, I live in a fricken box).
I’ve been writing since I was very young (before I can remember) and I’m still pounding out a specific style. I write a lot of science fiction and fantasy. I do, though, like to write some ‘real life’ type of fiction, including some stuff loosely based on different situations I’ve had to face in my life. I’ve dabbled in poetry…though I don’t think I’m any good at that, as well as screenplays (just for fun). There is one thing I do every year which I think every writer should be apart of. Every November I take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Basically, it’s a website dedicated to writing. Anyone can join and the point is to try and write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 day time frame. Apart from this, it is an opportunity to connect with a huge, online community of writers. There are general forums anyone in the world can write in, and there are regional, localized forums specific to your city or region so that you can meet other people in your community who love the same thing. So please check it out: the link is on the side of my blog. I’ve done it the last 6 years, this will be my seventh. I’ve gotten the 50,000 word goal every time (please, hold your applause). It’s a lot of fun and I recommend it to everyone. There is no pressure to write lots, just what you can; any # of words is to be commended because writing is a wonderful thing. Everyone is welcome and it’s tons of fun! Okay, what else? I take a Filipino martial art called Sikaran. I’ve been in the class for 8 years now and I have my black belt. Keeps me active and good looking. I really enjoy reading…I have a small library! I collect comic books (Superman is my favourite). I also collect coins (Canadian and American mostly). Just some fun things I like to do with my time and money – money that I earn working in the kitchen at a retreat house! This is me in a nutshell.
I started this blog because I feel like I’ve got something to share that hopefully others will care enough to read. I plan on having daily posts (portraying a piece of my writing or poetry, or just a story from my life, and every once in a while I’ll throw in a photo that I find inspiring – sometimes it’ll be pictures I took). Apart from these daily posts, I plan to share with you some novels I’ve written, in the hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. 😉
Perspective is my first novel and a preview can be found here: http://www.allmeanssomething.wordpress.com/perspective/ Perspective is currently available for sale on amazon.com, here: http://www.amazon.com/Perspective-ebook/dp/B006YU1806
If you’re at all curious about why my blog is named What If It All Means Something, I wrote all about it in this post.
This is my first experience in blogging and I hope it goes well. I mean, I know it will go well for me, I just hope it goes well for everyone else too.
Feel free to contact me or ask me any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org