I’m Alyssa – writer, blogger and certified geek here to share my adventures as a creative and intrepid entrepreneur. My journey thus far has me interested in the intersection of lifestyle and creativity. What makes someone more productive and creative? How can one make a comfortable living without sacrificing their creativity or artistic vision? I firmly believe you can live a creative life and have the lifestyle you have always wanted while doing what you love. And I started this blog to prove that.
Besides the occasional update on my writing journey, and any helpful tips or quips on narrative, I want to explore the different facets of living a creative lifestyle – how to be more creative, more productive, how your lifestyle impacts your creative journey, etc. I want to help other writers and creatives find that balance and reach their goals. But as a creative myself, I want to celebrate what I enjoy and what inspires me and encourage others to do the same. I can get pretty enthusiastic, so I hope you’ll forgive me for indulging my inner geek.
If you’re still reading, I’ll assume you’re probably interested in learning more about me. Don’t worry I won’t tell anyone. I like to do that too. Go forth, brave reader!
Firstly, I am a science fiction and fantasy writer, gamer and blogger. I am currently living in Southern Canada, though I’d very much like to travel around the world and write from a laptop with an internet connection. I love stories and story-telling, no matter the format – books, movies, video games. I love being creative and exploring the concept of creativity. I consume far too much media when I should really be writing, but who doesn’t these days?
I absolutely love open world games and RPGs – I am something of a control freak and I love deep lore. I’m also a pretty intense worldbuilder – did I mention I was a control freak? Sometimes I try to draw, and I love dabbling in graphic design. I also design and make jewellery on occasion. Anything that stretches the creative muscles is a good thing, and I am always trying to find ways to live a more creative and fulfilling life. When I’m not creating or playing video games, I am talking about creating or playing video games. Or I’m binge-watching something on Netflix.
I’ve been knee-deep in the writing trenches since late 2017 with the goal of one day becoming a published author. Currently, I have several novels in the works, but my primary wip, The Wolves of the Far North is a young adult fantasy novel about two feuding sisters struggling to protect their home and uphold their warrior way of life. If you want to know more about what I’m working on you can check out my works in progress.
Favourite Books: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, All Systems Red by Martha Wells, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, The Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, the Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Favourite Video Games: Minecraft, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Stardew Valley, Tales of the Abyss, Ocarina of Time, Fable 2, Ghost Trick
Favourite Movies: Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Hours (2002), V for Vendetta (2005), Tangled (2010), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Favourite TV Shows: Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Daredevil, Stranger Things, Agents of Shield, Person of Interest