Welcome to devynprice.com
“Writing a book is an adventure,” Winston Churchill once said. “To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
Writing is an adventure, but it’s not the only adventure. Writing is an outlet for what we experience when we live our lives. And living is really the ultimate adventure. How we perceive the world around us, how we present ourselves to it, how we face our fears, how we become inspired or inspire others fascinates me. Living isn’t simply existing. Writing is an art that allows for us to grasp at what it is to be human for everyone, all over the world, throughout history.
I write because I’d like to experience all of those things Mr. Churchill so brilliantly proclaimed writing would be. But I’m also interested in that spark that pushes humanity to better itself, to become bigger than itself and to keep fighting when things seem lost.
Because of that, my writing focuses on adventure, inspiration, identity, facing fear and becoming comfortable with the darker side of one’s identity. I’m interested in exploring culture, fear and adventure. I’m curious about people who inspire and people who need to be inspired. This blog is about sharing these discoveries and maybe even inspiring someone else along the way.
In this space, I’d like to cover topics like the technical aspects of writing, what I learn in my writing classes, skills I pick up along the way. I’d also like to share what I discover about inspiration, fear, adventure and acquiring a zest for life.
So feel free to explore, read, and discover. Become inspired and inspire others. Love life and begin your own adventures. Kill your monster and fling him into the public. As the Doctor was so fond of saying, “Allons-y!”