My style of writing, whether it be stories, poems, songs or anything in that realm, is writing with an intended message. Not only that, but I also like to get people scratching their heads asking, “What in the world did I just experience? What does it all mean?” If I can get that reaction from people, I know I made a hit.

I feel like the reason I write like this is because that is what I like to witness as a reader and/or a viewer. Although I have yet to read a book to have me asking all kinds of questions, I have watched movies that have had me running to IMDB and Youtube analysis videos. 

One of the first of many movies that did this for me was Jordan Peele’s “Us.” From the symbolism of duality to the religious messages, this movie expanded my palette of storytelling. If it does not have symbolism and a deeper meaning, I don’t want it.

Another movie that comes to mind, but is no surprise, is Christoper Nolan’s “Inception.” As you’re watching, you need to follow along with the movie’s synopsis because that is the best, and only way, to accurately explain it to someone. That movie raised more and more questions than me in philosophy. 

As an aspiring writer of all kinds, I love finding out new ways to convey a story. I love learning more about cinematography, acting, music, screenwriting and so much more because all are components to compel the audience, especially for movie adaptations of books. 

Fans of “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and the many other book series that made it to the big screen have already created their own image of the world just from words on a page. 

My dream is to not only create memorable imagery for readers but to also have that imagery portrayed on the big screen.

I have many ideas for books, movies and TV shows, but the most challenging part is growing those ideas into fruition. It is always “Where do I start? What if it’s trash?” A bunch of what ifs that go unanswered and will never be answered if you do not try. I cannot tell you the number of journals I have filled up with solely story ideas.

According to “A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing” by Linda Flowers and John R. Hayes, “Just as goals lead a writer to generate ideas, those ideas lead to new, more complex goals which can then integrate content and purpose.” 

Flowers and Hayes also write, “If the writer’s topic is unfamiliar or the task demands creative thinking, the writer’s ability to explore, to consolidate the results, and to regenerate his or her goals will be a critical skill.” 

Yes, it is easier said than done to keep the pen moving. In the midst of trying to create a world people believe is real, we also have reality poking at our writing bubble, which can either be detrimental to the process or help it. 

Personally, it is easier for me to keep reality out of my bubble because reality can be brutally real.

However, when creating something guaranteed to be abstract, the reason why it goes so much deeper is because of how the portrayal mirrors reality. 

There has to be a meaning to all of this chaos, and allowing audiences to interpret the feelings that come from seeing abstract organized chaos can be more fulfilling than you think.

Not only does abstract offer free creative expression, but it also lights something in people’s brains that forces them to think outside of the box. 

To think outside the box unlocks something that pieces the puzzle together. That is my intention as a writer because the message needs to reach the very depths of your soul in order to fully understand it.