I love to write and it shows. I am hard of hearing and writing is my best method of communication. Words flow on paper easily for me. However, because of my hearing problem, I don’t always hear as well as I should. So, I may end up saying the wrong thing at the wrong time but when I write and see I wrote something wrong, I can easily correct it.
Writing has always been easy for me. I love to write words on paper and on a computer screen. I hardly have to think. I can sit down at my computer and start typing. Ever since I was young, I loved writing and typing. I learned to type in high school and I loved it. Typing has stayed with me ever since I learned to peck away on the keys. Now, I use a computer keyboard in place of the typewriter but they both do the same thing. They give me a way to create. I love creating things and stories, especially Science Fiction, which is something I prefer.
On 24 February 2005, I received a cochlear implant and my hearing led me into a new world but I have never given up my wonder of typing out words and stories. I think I have more stories hidden away in my head than I’ll ever be able to write even if I live to the ripe ol’ age of 200. It’s so easy for me to come up with stories that some may say are far out but to me, they are just stories that might have a chance of coming true. Storytelling comes naturally to me but putting the story in the proper style using correct grammar has been a slow process that I’ve learned over the years. It takes lots of practice and the more you do, the better you’ll get. Each of my books has gotten better and better. However, none will ever be as good as my first book. It’ll always be my favorite.
The first book I wrote and published was a medical thriller titled The Killer Within. When I wrote it, I wasn’t exactly sure what a writer was supposed to put into a book. So, I threw everything including the kitchen sink into it. The Killer Within took a lot of medical research to make sure I had the medical terminology and lingo correct. The second book I wrote was The Segmented Tail, a Science Fiction book. I liked the Science Fiction genre because I could develop a scary story that would keep the reader on the edge of their seat. After writing The Segmented Tail, I wrote another Science Fiction book, The Trail in the Woods.
I’m currently writing my third Science Fiction book with the title The Terminus List. It is coming along quite nicely and I hope to have it finished sometime this year. People that are put on the Terminus List get to be killed in the name of glory. Some people don’t want to die just because a politician thinks they should and they don’t like the idea of being on the list. So, they rebel and fight to escape from their year-end execution date.
I know that lots of people want to read my books and they can because they are available on Amazon.com Over the years, I’ve also written a few other stories and books that are available on Amazon.com or on my Website. My website also has a few poems that I’ve written. One poem called “Our Town” was published in the Cottage Grove newspaper. You can read it and the other poems on my website.
One of the first Science Fictions stories I wrote was in college. It was about a strange animal that was discovered on the earth and people didn’t have a clue as to what it was. My description was of a large house cat which no one had seen for years because they had become extinct. I never published it but my English teacher thought it was very good and told me to keep writing because someday, he said, with your vivid imagination, you’ll become a published writer. He was right in his prediction. Maybe, his encouragement is what gave me the impetus to speed up my writing career.
If you ever want to achieve a goal in life, you have to aim for the stars and don’t ever give up. I love to write and I’d love to see you writing too. It’s a profession with tremendous rewards. Not all monetary. One of the rewards is just having the satisfaction of knowing you achieved your goal.
Over the years I’ve come up with a motto that I think fits in well with my lifetime goal – I’m changing the world one word at a time. Thank you for reading. I hope that you join me, Stan