thepaulbenson

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Joined: March 17, 2017
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Those who know me growing up said I was born in the wrong century. I’d go on epic adventures in my back yard that would last for months. I had a stash of wooden swords (made from sticks I found in the yard) that I kept in my room, and surprisingly enough when our house caught on fire, the cleaning company kept my weapons cache (while stealing my $7) safe and sound

I wrote my first fantasy book in the third grade, which took me about a month to write, laboring nights and weekends. 

And, suffice it to say, I was hooked.

I read a ton, wrote a ton, imagined a ton.

When I was in high school, I brought my 145k word epic to school to edit so I didn’t have to do pointless homework or classwork, and to their credit, my teachers actually let me edit the book during school.

Some of the wing nuts still made me do the homework, but that’s beside the point.

I’ve been writing just about every day since I wrote that first epic.

Spirituality is also super important to me. I’m not talking about specific religions, but communing with the divine and plumbing the depths of life’s purposes. To me, spirituality represents freedom. It took me a while to figure that out, but my life has transformed since realizing that true spirituality is freedom.

In addition to my writing and spiritual pursuits, I also own a couple of businesses.

And, because the last word here is the most important, I’m a husband and a father.

Life is good.

Quotes by thepaulbenson

"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."
From Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings