Onel Mulet [brukling]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
I first read Dick and Jane and run spot run, but later graduated to adventure books for kids . Mostly Dave Crockett, Native American stories and I remembering loving to read my world book encyclopedia.
Some of the first things I wrote were songs and poems. Most of my songs I kept to myself and the only writing that I shared were writing assignments for my teachers.
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
I don't have a favorite genre per se. I like to read about people that I am interested in. I am not one to read one specific genre . I'm one of those people that will read almost anything. I like poetry, plays and philosophy, mythology and history most of all. Right now I am very fond of the writings of Pedro Juan Gutierrez. I also like Reinaldo Arenas, Alberto Moravia, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S Thompson, Paolo Coelho, Kahlil Gibrain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Albert Camus, Mark Twain and William Shakespeare among many many others.
You can find samples of my writing on the following blogs:
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
Most of the time I will just sit and write. Even if I'm not in the mood to write or if I don't feel particularly inspired I find that just sitting and writing something serves me as a way to get a spark going that will fuel something that will be more creative. Other times I will walk around for a period of time with something in my head that I will construct little by little until finally feel that I can sit down and write it all out in one sitting. That doesn't happen very often.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
Mostly philosophical writings or just anything that moves me or just makes me reflect.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
For my taste the basic ingredient of the story is the central idea of the story. It's the seed and the characters, places, and circumstances that lead you to the destination make up the fleshy juicy part of the fruit that lies just under the skin. The words you choose to help convey the story are very crucial. It keeps the reader engaged allowing them to more easily get inside of your story tap into their imagination. If it's not right then it can be as distracting or confusing as biting into a mango that tastes like an avocado.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
I like variety and both suit me fine.
What well known writers do you admire most?
Reinaldo Arenas, Alberto Moravia, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S Thompson, Paolo Coelho, Kahlil Gibrain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Albert Camus, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare William S Burroughs, Carl Jung, William S Burroughs, Homer, Plutarch, Pythagoras, Sam Shepard and Voltaire to name but a few.
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
I believe that a character needs to be flawed to be believable. I create my characters by looking within myself first and then looking around me. I see what I have learned from that inward journey reflected in those around me this puts me in touch with the humanity of my character because I have compassion for that which I feel is a shared struggle or condition. I take what I want to learn whether it be admirable or repulsive.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Telling stories orally is not something I have much practice at and is definitely better when I feel like I'm channeling a story.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
As long as I write for myself I feel as if the writing will not suffer.