You may be wondering, “Who is Lynn Drake?” or “What’s this about ‘Writer in Disguise?” or even, “Why should I care?”
- Who I am is easily answerable on my About page, but I’ll sum it up here by simply stating this: I’m a writer who is also a geek, gamer, bowler, crafter, ex/wannabe band nerd, baton twirler, and a whole lot more. I grew up in the late eighties, and was a teen in the early to mid-nineties. Fresh Prince was my show of choice and Enigma’s ‘Return to Innocence’ will always warrant a drop in whatever I’m doing to listen, enjoy and remember.
- Writer in Disguise is a sort of inside joke between me and myself because I feel I lead two lives. By day, I work full time inside a cubical in business attire as an Accounting Specialist; devoting much of my anal retentive brain towards menial tasks such as ticking and tying the daily books. But when the 5 o’clock bell rings, I let loose my artistic side in which I indulge the more creative activities of writing, reading, reviewing, and gaming.
- Why should you care? Because I’m just as weird and goofy as you may be and I tend to see things in a unique light. Yes there are multitudes of other writing blogs out there that talk about the craft just as I will here. But what I have to offer is a fun look at the writing craft from a gamer’s point of view. What makes gaming so unique is how much it parallels the creative process of writing. In the world of gaming, a player creates their character on a piece of paper and ‘acts’ them out in a forum with other players. (There will be more on this process later.)
- Another reason why you should care is my own involvement in the local book clubs and events in this area. I’m a speculative fiction nut stuck in a world of Romance Writers and Book Enthusiasts. I love romance just as much as the girl next to me, yet my writing tends to go down a darker path in exploring death and destruction. Here’s me, the writer of dark things attending book conferences, clubs, and events revolving around books with happy endings.
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