How I Began to Write

I was about 9 years old when I began to write. In 2nd grade I had read a few books by C.S. Lewis, but they were very interesting. I was more interested in making movies, but that obsession sort of flatlined by the end of the summer.

So in 3rd grade we were able to move to the big peoples’ side of the library and we were able to check out these books called Bluebonnet Books. I wanted my class to win the Bluebonnet Award contest, so I checked out The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I read the book and its sequel, then read Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

I began to write stories, and they got longer and longer over the 3rd grade year. Then I stumbled upon the idea of a boy named Jason and a demon named Dessarai (which was then changed to Dionysus). I wrote the small story and titled it “The Great Thief of San Antonio”. Then, two years later, I re-wrote the story and titled it The Infinity Quest. Now, again, two years later, I am rewriting the story and it is now called The Shadow Lord.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I began to write.

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Jackson Porter December 28, 2010 at 2:36 am

Wow, I never knew this about you, Matt. Thats a really cool story.

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