My Adventures in MG: When I Was Your Age…

Previously on Some Nonsense I Wrote… I’m trying to write MG.

My next step in this journey was me trying to tap into myself when I was MG aged. That’s hard to do and I quickly gave up, but I found an easier path. I didn’t need to try and get into an 9-year-old’s headspace to come up with ideas. I just needed to look at the ideas I had when I was 9-years-old.

I’ve wanted to be a story teller since I was very young. I didn’t start out writing books specifically, but I had ideas and I wanted to get them across using many different means (playing pretend, drawing, making comics, creating games, etc). I created whole other worlds and none of them were lacking in depth or character.

I had an idea about a portal fantasy about a boy whose computer creates a whole world for him to explore based on the media he consumes.

I had an idea about a girl being captured by monsters because they need her help to defeat an evil monster in their kingdom.

And plenty more.

Among them is a title readers of the blog might be familiar with: Fire Master Marley.

Although I didn’t start writing FMM until I was just out of high school, many elements of that story were drawn from ideas I’d had for years. And I was much closer to my 9-year-old self when I was that age than I am now.

So, instead of trying to write an MG story from scratch, I’ve decided to revisit Marley and see if I can revive her. The story is long overdue for an overhaul. And now armed with my new super powers (knowledge and experience), I can make it into the story it was always meant to be.

We’ll see how it goes! If it doesn’t work out, I have a story bank of ideas waiting to be written.

Questions here.

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