Why I Write What I Write, Post #13: Mia Bishop #StoryPeople

I have the pleasure of running into Mia on Facebook on a regular basis. She’s that cool, kooky girl who always posts fun stuff. When she agreed to participate in our series, needless to say I was stoked! Welcome to the blog, Mia!


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Why I write, what I write? I tried to think of something profound and poetic to put my reasons I to pretty words, but the simple answer is much easier. I write what I write because I get these characters, or scenes, or dialogue stuck in my head. These crazy-outrageous things bounce around in my brain and drive me closer and closer toward insanity. The longer I hold off on writing them down the more and more they become my all-consuming thought. I dream them, I day-dream them. This has gotten me into hot water on more than one occasion.

I love deep intricate stories and smutty sex scenes, so I try my best to write exactly that. They are stories with action, mythology, moral dilemmas, flawed character, blood, and sex. Mostly the blood and sex parts. When I was younger and just getting into reading romances I would always come away disappointed, just when it was getting good and steamy the author would shut the bedroom door. I would be sitting there yelling at the book “No, wait! Give me more!” After a long time of not writing anything I decided that if I was going to try my hand at being a writer I was going to write what I wanted to read. So I write stories with gory blood, magic, witches, shifters, vamps, criminals, Gods, and smutty sex.

For one, I want to know how these stories turn out. For two, reading sex is fun (at least for me). And three, as much as I enjoy PUDDING I don’t want to be locked up in a mental institution because these stories in my head have driven me crazy.

So why do I write, what I write? As Tumblr likes to point out, I write “because kidnapping people and forcing them to act out your interesting make-believe worlds is technically illegal.”

On a more serious note, I really do write the things I write about because I love it. I have fun and for me it is the greatest escape. Besides my kids, friends, and family nothing makes me smile more, laugh harder, and enjoy life more than writing. Writing makes my soul sing.

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About Mia Bishop

Mia Bishop lives in Southwest Colorado with her husband, two boys, and enough animals to fill a mini-zoo. She writes to keep from dying of boredom in the high desert. When she’s not writing Mia can be found binge watching her favorite shows and animes, reading, or playing video games with her kids.



Twitter: @MiaBishop



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To participate in our guest series, simply write us a blog post that answers the question “Why I Write What I Write”. It can be as long or as short as you want- we’re playing it pretty fast and loose.

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