I am a dreamer. I spend my days at work dreaming up entire worlds with histories, stories, and other things that help make a made up world feel alive. My problem is the thoughts sit in my head and without any writing skill they stay there. So instead I just build onto the world I am creating, but I end up thinking like a history book and less like an actual story. I have acually considered writing my thoughts as a fictional history book.
So far though, the closest I have come to putting any ideas into an actual work was in Halo. I came up with all these world ideas and would find a way to use the Forge in Halo 3 and build playable map variants and (atleast according to my friends) they were really good. The same went for Far Cry 2 the editor in that game was unbelieveable, I actually built my neighborhood as a playable level. You could snipe from my house, play on my kids playset, and even drive my car. (too bad the same friends hated Far Cry 2… Assholes)
I am trying to expand my horizons and teach myself how to express myself with words more. I know my first few maps were crap compared to some of my last few maps. Hopefully this will work out the same way. So any pointers, helpful hints, or whatever, feel free to pass them my way.