Focusing On Your Own Creativity With M. S. Grayson

Focusing On Your Own Creativity With M. S. Grayson

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About M. S. Grayson

I have always enjoyed writing from an early age, with a passion for horror and sci-fi stories. Having read a lot of my favourite author, Stephen King, he has definitely been an inspiration on my writing. With regards to poetry, well that has tended to be about anything. As a person that is interested in the psychology of people, being able to objectively observe the world around us and the behaviour of human beings has always been a wealth of information that I try to convey through my poems.

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How And When Did You Get Started Writing?

A very long time ago. It all started during my high school years when I first became interested in literature and different styles and different interpretations.

What Does Literary Success Look Like To You?

Success is just just being recognised for the art that has been produced and if it published then that is a bonus.

What Actionable Tips And Tricks Do You Have For New Writers That They Can Apply Now On Their Journey As Budding Writers?

The first thing I would say is to always be aware of your surroundings. In that I mean always look round you, inspiration can come from anything and you never know when something or anything will trigger off a chain of thoughts that lead you on to an amazing story. Secondly, researching a topic and being able to empathise with the topic, I find, brings out an authenticity to the work. In other words kowing what you are writing about. Finally, always be true to yourself and develop your own style of writing and always try to expand your horizons and try new things.

What Are Common Traps For Aspiring Writers?

I would say the biggest trap is to write for an audience. By doing this then you lose the creativity of yourself to cater for popularity instead of allowing yourself to grow creatively.

If You Could Tell Your Younger Writing Self Anything, What Would It Be?

Start writing earlier.

What Are Your Favorite Books? Fiction And/ Or Non-Fiction?

Stephen King – IT, Stephen Hawkins – A Brief History of Time, William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist, Bret Easton Eillis – American Psycho, Thomas Harris – Silence of the Lambs

Anything You’d Like To Plug?

I will soon be self-publishing some of my horror stories on Amazon.

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