Writers need different experiences to write something more full. You can always apply the things you go through and the interests you cultivate to your work. Writing especially can be expansive this way.
So, how do my interests apply to writing? Let us see.
I've talked about this a bit. Psychology is a huge thing for me. I love researching all of this stuff, so I can understand myself and others. I'm both intro- and interspective. You wouldn't believe all the random facts I know and games I've played. This, of course, would naturally be something applicable to writing. You gotta understand your characters as much as you would any other person. So psychology helps me get in their heads and figure everything out. It's fun. It's fun to mess with characters.
Well, obviously, as this is my other major. But how does this apply to writing? Well, I've written a number of stories that involved music--mostly, lyrics. I like writing song lyrics into my novels, although honestly I'm not much of a songwriter. WHAT IT TAKES TO DEAL is completely focused around a songwriter, so there's a lot of that involved. Not to mention, music inspires me a ton. It's very emotionally involved and supportive for me. I always listen to music when I write.
If I have to explain this... you weren't paying attention.
In life news, I'm home for Spring Break now, and actually quite glad. I'm at home with my family, and the cats, and free time! I might actually accomplish something this week! So. Come back next time for a post on archetypes, my favorite part of English class!
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