Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Hello, I wanted to use this first blog post to introduce myself, and let you know a little bit about who I am. My name is Whitney Metz and I’m a writer. I’ve been writing my whole life, articles, blog posts, poetry, short stories. I recently had my first novel published and hope to publish many more as time goes on. To me, writing is much more than just a hobby or a job. Writing is my purpose, it’s a way for me to have an impact on the world. I believe in the power of stories to open our eyes and shift our perspectives. I believe that stories make us who we are, and the right stories make us better.
I’ve been vegan since I was eighteen years old, and care deeply about animal rights, environmentalism, social justice, and the interconnectedness of all life. I try to reflect those things in my writing in such a way that they become threads in the web of the story, rather than detracting from it. I hope I have accomplished that, though I can’t say for sure.
I’ve had a lot of different jobs in my life, a lot of different ideas about what I wanted to do, what I was meant to do. Through all of them, writing was the constant whirr in the background, the engine that kept my sanity running through all of the stress and confusion of picking the wrong career over and over. Even during times when I wasn’t actively putting words on paper, or on a screen, I was writing stories in my head. It’s entertainment, it’s a distraction, it’s the thing I couldn’t stop doing if I tried.
I enjoy writing lots of different things, but I love to write about magick, the supernatural, the paranormal, the possibility of invisible forces in our world that underlay the mundane. These are the subjects that speak to me, and demand to speak through me. I know there are plenty of people out there who write about these topics, and I like reading the stories they create. There is one thing that sets me apart from other similar writers though. That is this; I believe in the things I write about. I believe in magick. I believe in the power of the Earth and the spirits that inhabit her. Telling stories allows me to feel connected to that power, it brings me closer to it, makes it a tangible part of my life. I only hope that reading my stories might do that for you as well.
Thank you for reading this post and, if you read Sigils and Secrets, thank you so much for that as well! I would love to hear your thoughts on it and if there is anything you would like to see discussed in this blog I would be happy to oblige. My goal for this website is not just to talk about myself and my own work, but to create a community of people who can share their own thoughts and ideas. Remember that stories can become magick if you let them, and magick becomes real when you believe in it.
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