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"All men dream, but not equally. Men that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they can act their dream with open eyes and make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence"

Who I am...

I'm Anthony, and writing is my passion. It's my way of expressing myself, since I don't do well when I try to express my emotions. =/ No one really gets me. And no one tries, because I'm a little too complicated for my own good. My mind is a mess of intricate patterns and paths that all seem to tangle up in themselves. And somewhere, my tangles all meet in the middle. In my subconscious.

Speaking of my subconscious, it's also very complicated. And it also prohibits me from expressing myself in explicit manners. I am completely unable to show off my emotions. If I try, I only punish myself.

I don't trust anyone, but at the same time, trust everyone too much.

I'm conceited when I'm confident, and annoy the heck out of people with my observations and prying questions. Most of my observations are accurate or at least close, but when they aren't, I only screw up the conversation and/or make things awkward.

So in short, I'm a man who is difficult to understand. And a man who's sanity is in question.

But I'll be honest, that's just the way I like it.

Why I write...

I write because I have a hard time expressing my feelings. I'm not positively sure why that is. But my theory is that it's because not a lot of people have taken interest in my feelings. I've taken interest in other people's feelings and thoughts. Thus, I've kind of lost my sense of feeling.

So now, writing is my way of expressing how I feel. All of my characters share a side of me. For instance, one of my characters, David Mendrick from a CBI book that I'm writing with a few friends, is blunt and a little bit too confident. I exaggerate my character a tiny bit there, but sometimes I'm a little bit too blunt and confident for my own good. Those who spend time with me might know this. :)

Also, writing is a skill that is easy to learn but hard to master. Yet, I enjoy expanding my abilities. Another thing about writing, which is unlike movie making, is that the only person you need to depend on is yourself. When you're making a movie, you have actors and props and a budget that you need to work with. Words can create any scene, any picture, and any character. Not to say that live action stuff isn't important. But I think that writing is a good skill to work with because you yourself can create entire universes just with a few pieces of paper. And another thing, readers can interpret your words in a completely different way than you do. So you may be creating multiple universes and realities just with the words, "The baby swayed back and forth in the cradle."

In short, writing is a skill that I enjoy applying into my daily life. And I plan on expanding and improving my abilities until there is a book on a shelf in some book store that says, "Written by the New York Times best-selling author, James Fincher [my pen name]."

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