Fresh Start: The Introduction

What’s up everybody. My name is Stratton Smith. I’m a 20 year old from Manchester University and I have a few passions. One, as you can tell is writing. A few others would consist of: reading, tennis, and basically just acting like a jackass at any opportunity I have. I’m a sophomore English major originally from around the Indianapolis area and I hope to be as skilled and prestigious as my fellow Hoosier authors such as maybe Kurt Vonnegut or the newly popular author, John Green. I will probably fall extremely short of that mark, but hey, a kid can dream right?

I am switching to Medium for two reasons: One, it was reccommended to me by a very prestigious author named Shaka Senghor. If you don’t follow him on here, do it. Shaka won the “Innovator of the Year” at Manchester University for his writings and his amazing story… So maybe this guy knows what he is talking about. Oh, and two, I was blogging on WordPress and think it is the most difficult and confusing format to write on. From the looks of it, Medium is a good fit for me. I won’t promise a post every day, or every week, but I’ll keep them coming, somehow.

I guess I’ll share a little more about myself. Like I said, I’m an aspiring writer and would absolutely love to do that the rest of my life. I have currently dabbled a little in short fiction and hope to squeeze out a story or two by the end of the summer. I also have a reading list this summer that includes some Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, and Jesse Andrews, which I am absolutely stoked for. Can people that aren’t from California say stoked? Hmmm… Weird. I will probably spend a few days just copying my old blogs that I liked onto here… I’m weird like that.

I don’t have much else to say. I like words. I like sentences. I like stories. Follow me on here if you like rants, weird stories, or just want a voice to listen to. Cheers to a fun summer and let’s get this “life” thing going.

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