Hello again, from the revolution.
For those of you who do not know, I am a novelist. I love fiction. It is a hundred times more interesting than non-fiction. It allows you express what you want, however you want to do it. I am on a mission to get published, but that goal looks to be a mile away from me. The reason is that everyone who has a modicum of writing ability is on a mission to get published. I admire this. I do not grown on people wanting to create great works of literature. It is what has made us come as far was we have.
Ever since the early species of human roamed the Earth, there has been writing. The writing forms have drastically evolved since the ancient times, but they are still doing the same thing. They are telling a story. They tell the story of the people who live. The benefit of this is that even if the stories are not accurate, we can still use them to show how people have grown in the past ages. This is where Fiction comes into the picture. Once upon a time, somebody had the idea that writing about history and about God was boring. So they decided to think a bit, about what they wanted to see in a story. Eventually, they reached a conclusion, and wrote it down. This began the fiction genre.
These stories were once called Epic Poems. Novels developed later, as societies grew. Once the Dark Ages happened, fictional stories were almost destroyed, depending on how you view religion. Then came the Renaissance. It made people start to think again. Great works rose from great writers. Shakespeare is the most famous of them, and for good reason. The world of fiction was different, nothing like it is today, but it grew all the same.
Then, not too long ago, the writers decided to take a trip into the dark side of the human condition. Ancient stories like Dracula, Frankenstein, and others of that genre, showed a different picture. They showed a dark world, filled with things that defied explanation. In our time, this is commonplace. But back then, it spawned a revolution. The fictitious empire began to take on a broader scope, and soon enough, we were writing whatever we wanted!
I believe that the written word is the greatest invention that man has ever made. It is our crowning achievement, and I hope that it will never die away.
Until next time, peace out,