Age: Years beyond comprehension... (17.)
Gender: Manliest of men.
How old were you when you first started writing? When did you start?
Everyone here tells me that they started writing from a very young age. Tales of squirrels and such things spring to mind. I don't count the things that I wrote in primary school which I cannot quite recall. I like to think that a poem I wrote when I was 14 was what really kicked me off. It was called 'Creature of the night', a poem about my inner demons, which I wrote after reading an entire bookfull of James K. Baxter. While I did write more poems than that afterwards, they were rubbish, to put it politely. But that first poem had the spark that set the fire of passion alight inside my head, fixating me on writing for what I think is going to be the rest of my years. I may post it actually. Wait and see. :D
What was your first story, could we read it?
My first story that I decided to pen out when I began writing is the story 'This Isn't Real' which was my first real, good idea. I posted some chapters to facebook, to receive a tiny amount of notice, but nether the less, I kept on writing. It was my personal project, which I actually aim to one day turn into a novel, then a film. I don't want to give up on it, and I'll keep going until I get some good advice/criticism to make it truly amazing.
And hells yeah you can read it! It's on my profile! But, I'm not putting up a link because I'm not sure if that counts as self-advertisement.
What are you working on right now?
Many things! Just the one collab at the moment, based in the wonderful world of
The Elder Scrolls, with many amazing people! (DTMN, CodenameWraith, Artemisian, just off the top of my head...)
My current solo works include a MarbleHornets fanfiction (YES!) A story based on myself called Tranquility of Days Gone By, which I REALLY need to finish the first chapter! And I'm always coming up with random poems. So yeah. (I've put Grey Sky and This Isn't Real on hold, for some reason)
Where do you get inspiration?
I get inspiration from this strange hypothetical typewriter in my head that goes tap, tap, tap, all day long. Sometimes I get to record the things it writes, sometimes it gets lost in the hypothetical dustbin.
Lack of inspiration can stem from when the hypothetical monster swipes at the hypothetical desk, knocking it onto the hypothetical floor.
It then takes quite a while for the hypothetical janitor to come and put it back in it's rightful place where it can happily tap away again.
When is your favorite time to write?
I only write when conditions are perfect and I have a good idea, which is annoying because it means I rarely get the opportunity or can be bothered to write. I love writing and I hate myself whenever I don't do it. Forcing myself often ends in me staring at the white of the laptop screen for an hour, then ditching it in favor of a less important activity.
I can write if I'm in a good mood, preferably with a good ol' caffeinated beverage to back me up, maybe some inspirational music.
So, BASICALLY, Whenever our moon aligns with the sun of a brown-looking planet from a galaxy 50 billion light years away.
Do you prefer collaborative works or solo, do you like both?
They both have their perks.
With Collab I feel like I need to update frequently and constantly match the quality of my fellow writers. So this means I write more often, but they can be rubbish (by my standards) and it can make one feel ever-so-slightly pressured.
Solo means you can take as much time as you want, meaning I never get stuff done. So they're both double-edged swords in a way. With solo you also get to write whatever the diggery you want, and the world is your oyster, instead of a general idea being your oyster.
How did you find Protagonize, are you on any other popular writing sites?
I saw an advert on Facebook. It... called to me. With words. Our medium.
Wait a second... there are other writing sites?
I didn't even know this kinda thing existed before Protagonize, pal.
Anything else you'd like to share about yourself or your writing?
I love a good cuppa.
Why is your name Puzzleman?
Because... I'm Puzzleman, motherfudger. 'nuff said.