Once Upon a Time…

…No that’s not right. Hang on. A long time ago in a galaxy… wait that’s not it either. Every great story needs a great beginning. Problem is, beginnings are hard. There’s so much pressure for them to be perfect. It has to introduce the protagonist and/or the world being built (without getting bogged down by exposition of course), It has to be exciting (but not so exciting that the rest of the story is downhill from there), it should be funny and smart and shocking and heartfelt, but, most of all, it has to grab the audience and grab them quick or else the audience will never make it past the first line. At least, that’s what they tell you in creative writing class. So where do I start? I guess right here.

Hello. I’m Kelly Amber, a creative writing major fresh out of college and Southern California girl born and raised who’s just had her entire world uprooted and replanted in Nashville, Tennessee. My hobbies include reading a never-ending list of novels and comic books, going for long walks, listening to music, playing an absurd amount of Pokémon, and getting too emotionally invested in an also never-ending list of TV shows. Stories are my passion. Whatever the medium–whether it’s a book or a video game or a show or a podcast or a song–if the story and everything that makes it up (characters, plot, setting, emotion) is solid chances are I’ll consume it like it’s the oxygen I need to breathe. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve longed to be part of a story like the ones I love so much. A story full of adventure, romance, and magic; of good versus evil. Unfortunately, my life isn’t quite that exciting. So I’ll settle for telling stories instead.

All that to say I’m not sure where this blog will go. I might talk about things that happen in my daily life and I might post some flash fiction here on occasion. I’m also in the process of writing a novel so I’ll probably talk about that at some point too. Anyway, welcome, it’s nice to meet you and I look forward to sharing this adventure with you.

–Kelly Amber