I first became interested in creative writing after reading YA novels and becoming annoyed at the representations of both genders. This spurned me on to create my own stories, in which I strive to challenge gender roles and stereotypes. I am yet to finish a novel, not because I have run out of ideas but because I believe that by finishing a novel you are ready to be judged in some way or form.
Genres I enjoy are historical, gothic, dystopian and fantasy. I would recommend the ‘Coldfire trilogy’ by Celia Friedman a fantasy series perfect for those who like their fantasies dark. Or for those who would like to sample a taste of the dystopian world, I would recommend reading George Orwell’s ‘1984’. The historical genre is a genre I enjoy both reading, and writing. And that is the best part about writing, learning and realising what you can do.