Up until year 7, for me reading had been strictly something that was encouraged of me by my parents but not something I was particularly passionate about. The first series of books I can remember being particularly interested in was Eric Nylund’s trilogy of Halo books. I continued to read similar books throughout high school. However, unfortunately, I rarely branched out further than my Sci-fi and fantasy niche.
Recently however, I have discovered that I do enjoy writing my own work, and have tried my hand at short stories and poetry with varying degrees of success. Feeling shackled by my limited reading experience, I have attempted to read outside of my “comfort zone”. I don’t currently have any serious writing career ambitions and am purely in improving my own skills in writing.