POP!: Why I love fiction

Have I been born to become a storyteller? Probably not. But the ‘talent’ has been fed up very early. Long time ago, in the 90’s, I looked upon a picture book and saw a jungle scene. And I kid you not: I made up stories surrounding the characters. My imagination which sparked all my projects and fuels my fire for creativity; it has always been there. And that is not everything. I don’t want to raise the question of how much television is good for you or if you even think that television is bad in its entirety. Point is: I watched a lot of television as a kid. How much? Okay, not all day long. Just certain programs like Saturday morning cartoons or afternoon anime. Thing is: I got a lot of input early on. I may not have analyzed like I do as a grown up, but my hunger for fictional worlds got started.

I watched Hey! Arnold, Rugrats, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bey Blade, lots of live action movies like The Mask or Titanic. As a kid it was entertainment; now it’s my job. The reason why I love fiction is probably the same for everyone else its. Tension, drama, twists; everything that excites you. But I am not everybody’s darling when it comes to fiction. I don’t like violence or drugs themes. (Or sex.) Things like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, West World; I don’t like it. And many other popular shows. The only violence I’ve ever “accepted” was Supernatural its. (I kind of overlook it.) Very mature themes are simply not my thing. I may include it in my own fiction but I try to keep it lightly. I am the happy-go-lucky-guy when comes to fiction.

All in all. Fiction fascinates me to an almost science-like discipline. I always see like: How did this character react to this line? How did this thread end up? How was this episode in context to others? I always see the structure; rarely the end product. I love creating my own worlds. I love doing something that fulfills me and gives me a goal and something to let my creativity run wild. Fiction is a great source for entertainment for those who consume it, it is a great source of entertainment for people like me who love to come up with their own things. Most of the time a story plays like a movie inside of my head. I don’t know how and when and if or if not my universe will be realized and will be born to the real world, and it may not be the next Harry Potter; but be sure: I tried.

Published by N. Burg

N. Burg is a writer. He discovered his passion for writing at the age of 17. Since then he wrote a vast body of work. He also likes reading, cats, the manga One Piece, and thinking.

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