Abbey Sims – young writer on a mission
Abbey Sim of Model Farms High School has written two short novels, proving that if you love something enough there’s always time to follow your dreams.
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Introducing Abbey Sim, writer of two 100,000 word short stories and student of Model Farms High School.
When I put my fingers to the keyboard, I can really visualise the landscapes in which I'm writing.
Writing means a lot to me. It's how I perceive the world.
I’ve been writing for pretty much as long as I can remember. When I was 3 years old, I wrote my first soap opera.
(Reading aloud) The Twilight was dim. A single bat flew overhead…
Both of my longer projects are about the idea of hope. I think it's something that is relevant in the human experience and I really wanted to explore that in somewhat everyday but also extraordinary settings.
By reading, you allow yourself to enjoy something that you’ve maybe never experienced before – especially new genres like fantasy and science fiction, which are really popular – experience something that nobody's really experienced before.
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