About the Author.
Greetings and welcome to my Blog! My name is Patrick Osborne, and this blog will be about my journey to becoming a writer. But first, a little about myself.
A strong need for artistic expression is something I got from my mother's side of the family. Just ask anyone that knows me, my mind has been spewing forth crazy ideas since I was old enough to hold my first set of crayons.
My wild imagination originally manifested itself through visual art. Most of my youth was spent with my nose glued to my drawing board, creating countless of characters and worlds to fill out the storylines I had in my head. Back then, most of my inspiration came from comic books or science fiction movies, so it comes as no surprised that the hundreds (if not thousands) of illustrations I was producing were based off of out worldly creatures or spandex wearing super heroes.
A career in visual arts was my main interests all throughout high school, dreaming of one day becoming either a comic book illustrator or conceptual artist. I finally applied for a visual arts program in college. After two and a half years, I graduated and earned my diploma. Unfortunately, the only thing that piece of paper taught me was that if I was not creating art for myself, then I wasn't happy. There was something about being told what to draw that just sucked the life out of it.
Then real life happened. The following years after college were dictated by responsibilities and necessities, more commonly known as the dreaded "routine". I soon got a standard job to pay for my small car and a sub-par apartment. My artistic expression found itself taking a back seat to paying bills and making home repairs. I occasionally found time to scribble quick sketches while on shifts, but at this time I slowly started writing to pass the time.
That is until September 2012, when an opportunity presented itself. A volunteer founded gaming company named Missing World Media was created after the untimely closure of a Massively Multi-Player Online Game I used to play titled City of Heroes. Missing Worlds Media was looking for more volunteers, so I applied as a conceptual artist. After a few short months, I changed departments, going from Art to Composition.
From that point on, I have spent most of my free time writing, creating content for this new game. Everything from character backstories to creating virtual landscapes. At first everything was fun and games, but as time moved forward, I felt like I was "lacking" compared to some of the other writers. I decided I needed to become better, so began reading everything I could find on creative writing and creating fiction.
Which brings me to the present, working hard on making a name for myself while trying to get some actual writing done. Hopefully, whatever I learn along this journey will either be of use for you or at the least entertain you.
(edited October 19th, 2015)
(edited October 19th, 2015)