Writing Challenges

Day 05: Since when have you been writing, and what type of stories do you write? Why?

Day 05: Since when have you been writing, by Sharon Chiquitero

shh, no it hasn’t been a year since I last posted. what are you talking about?

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. I wrote Pokemon fanfiction at first. I was really into Ash/Misty since it was the year they aired the episode with Misty leaving and I was heartbroken.

I sort of fell out of the fanfiction scene around age 14 and then started up again sometime in 2008. I found Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and once I was all caught up on that I read xxxHolic and everything I could find by CLAMP. I wrote a lot of fanfiction then, mostly CLAMP stories but I was back into Pokemon again since I found a shipping community I could post my stories to. I wrote more original stories then. Mostly romance and a few attempts at horror. I also wrote poetry when I was 13 but I gave that up about a year later and didn’t pick it back up again until I was 17 or 18.

Mostly I wrote fanfic up until I went to Pratt then I started writing original fiction. I wrote mostly character-driven stories, romance, family drama. I had poetry classes I enjoyed but I didn’t go out of my way to write poetry all that much.

Now I write whatever I feel like writing. I write poetry occasionally but mostly it’s prose-poetry. There was probably a moment in my life where I could have just written poetry but I love fiction too much. I love writing about relationships. Be they romantic, platonic, family, to name a few. They’re messy and really help me define a character. And with poetry I find it really difficult to make a character.

Written by Sharon Chiquitero

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