Hello, my name is Chymeera. Well not really but that is the name I choose for my online life.
In November 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, however this blog is not about my journey (for that, you can check my other blog The Chymeera Diaries if you are interested). I am only mentioning it because this was the reason I took the jump to learn about the writing craft.
For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed reading and writing. When I was a teenager, I use to write a journal, gloomy poems and short stories…life got a little in the way and I didn’t get much time to do any of it. Once in a while I would get an idea for a story and would jot it down and sometimes I would even try to write a scene or two but it really never went much further than that.
I have been trying to learn the craft by myself, using “For the Dummies” books but I am not very disciplined when it comes to learning at home. I much rather go to a class but I never dared. At least until I started blogging to talk about my experience with cancer and until I was told that I was clear and I could start looking ahead and reboot my life…so I signed up for a creative writing class which starts in October (2013), for 6 weeks (baby steps). Hopefully, I will be able to share my learning experience here with you.
All of my posts will be based on personal experience and must be taken as such.
Thanks for reading
The Chimera was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing female and male creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals — a lion, a snake and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake’s head, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.
The term chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything perceived as wildly imaginative or implausible. (Source: Wikipedia)