WHO AM I?
Hi! I'm Darren Almgren. I'm a writer based in Minnesota.
I grew up loving to tell stories. Everything I made, whether it was a clay figure at grandma's house, or a poem or story for school, has a narrative in it. Everything has a story. So I'm working and honing my craft or storytelling and writing them down! Up on the "Writing" tab you can read through the short stories I'm especially proud of. There's more to come, with my ultimate goal to see my name on the shelves of a bookstore.
FAQ and stuff about me:
So what kind of stuff do you do?
Mostly fiction. But I'm not afraid to delve into any medium the story needs to be told it. I've written short stories, a novel, poems, scripts, comics, and essays.
I also enjoy drawing, special effects makeup, and music.
Where do you get your ideas from?
That is a secret I will never tell. Let's just say I do a lot of daydreaming.
What is your inspiration?
Things I know, things I've done, people I know, what I read, my obsessions, my interests, my curiosity.
All in all: my life.
Are you a full-time writer?
Currently, no. I have a full-time job that takes up a good portion of my time. But, if I am not there, or sleeping, I am either writing, drawing, cooking, or playing with my dog. My goal is to write and write well, and hopefully be able to see my name on a bookshelf and be proud of what I've written. But I'm enjoying myself and living my life as I strive for that dream.
Where can I read your stuff?
I have my best (in my opinion) short stories linked on my "Writing" tab on this site. I'm also self-producing my own audio versions of my stories, to be posted on YouTube as they get finished. Keep a look out!
Did you go to school for writing or art?
I tried, twice. But college just wasn't my thing. I'm learning my craft by doing and trying my best.
How can I support you as a writer?
Read my stuff! Tell me what you think about what you read from me. Share what you like and share what you don't like.
If your a literary agent or publisher, email me and we can talk!