The Maze Runner

Every so often, I get to experience a bit of story that just excites me. I really like the premise of The Maze Runner, at least until the story outgrew its premise.

Waking up without memories in a post-apocalyptic world, trapped in a giant maze that changes every night, is so fun! It’s creative, it’s mysterious, and it gets me turning the pages to figure out why this is happening.

Alas, the “why” wasn’t that amazing, haha.

Yesterday, I randomly bumped into The Maze Runner on HBO and decided to let it stream. I rarely re-watch movies, but this one had a bit of nostalgia.

It’s that premise. It’s the picture attached to this post. It makes me want to push the envelope of what I create.

This is what it’s like to be a writer. We must read and watch and experience all the creativity others are coming up with to develop what some have called their creativity well. This is where the ideas come from, a remix of all of our experiences. It’s why no two authors will write the same story despite having the same idea.

The Maze Runner is just one of the thousands of stories that have influenced me. If you haven’t read or watched it, check it out. :)

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