David C. Reyes
I was born and raised in Southern California to a family of five. Looking back, my first inklings of becoming a writer came when I was in my early teens. At times I would wake up in the middle of the night, and all these thoughts and storylines would just come to me. At the time I assumed I just had an overactive imagination, so I didn't give it much thought. It wasn't until much later in life that I thought about writing. One day, my wife Linda and I were watching TV, when we decided to turn it off seeing how there was nothing worth watching. My wife, who is an avid reader, began to read one of her novels when the thought occurred to me to write a little story. This is when I began to write what would become the first episode in The Fuller Creek Series; and as they say, the rest is history.
What I enjoy so much about writing, is creating characters out of thin air. I love to see my characters develop with their own idiosyncrasies, attitudes and so forth, just like anyone else. Unlike many writers, I do not start with creating an outline. Yes, I have the general idea of the storyline in my head, but I don't like to write with preconceived ideas of how my characters should develop. I want my characters to live and breathe, not to be placed in a box with parameters. Sometimes, I don't even know where the story is going myself, or how a certain character is going to branch out; it just happens.
On the Homepage
of my website you will see the heading; "Fiction with a Message". I believe that any story written as a "Christian book" should in fact have a biblically-based message even if it's fiction. I see my writing as a ministry, therefore everything I write always has a defined spiritual message. In today's world in which we are inundated with secular ideas of how the Christian life should be lived, I choose to adhere to solid biblical principles in writing my storylines.
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David C. Reyes