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Hello,

today my topic is writing; better said, how I started writing and what was my inspiration in the beginning.

I started writing when I was 8 (or 9). My family and I were living at the lighthouse and many things weren’t happening there. Aside spending my days with playing outside and being on the beach, I also spent my days watching the TV series “The Tribe“. As a child, I was so mind blown by that series. Not that I always remembered what was happening but at the same time, it didn’t matter because I loved it so much. I made sure to sit in front of the TV every morning around 9am. I often watched it with my older sister but even if not, I didn’t mind. I would watch it alone if needed. Maybe it is better that I didn’t understand everything but just watched it for the enjoyment. Considering what the series is about and the time that we are in, it wouldn’t do me good to watch it now. But back to the topic.

I remember it was spring when my family got the first PC (Windows 98, back then). I mostly used it to play games and use paint because I didn’t know what else to use it for. I didn’t know anything about PCs back then. In the summer, we had a visit at the lighthouse of the married couple and they became a family friends soon. The woman was working in the office so working with the PC was something she knew very well. She taught me how to write with both hands because until that point, I was typing everything with one finger. She also showed me the world of Microsoft Word and that’s where it all started.

I was inspired by the series and I knew how to use a writing software so I decided to start to write my spin off of the series. Do you think I knew what I was doing?! Not at all but I had fun, I had so much fun writing and going into my imagination and using it like this. It was something I have never experienced before and I had enjoyed writing so much. I spent an hour or so every day just writing my first ever story. Sadly, I don’t have that story anymore. The computer has since then broke and the floppy disks have gone missing (as if they would work, 20 years later). I’m a bit sad about it, I’m a bit sad that I don’t have that many of my earlier works but there is nothing that can be done to restore those.

Are you writing? How did you start writing? Let me know down in the comments.

Light and love,

Ana

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