Who I am:
Greetings, I am William D Ollivierre, and there’s one thing you’ve likely gathered already—I have an unquenchable passion for writing. Beyond my love for the written word, I delve into the world of design, harnessing various software tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3ds Max, and several Autodesk applications. While I won’t claim perfection in any of them, I’ve managed to wield them to bring my creative visions to life. My journey has always been about expanding the horizons of creativity, taking me from the realms of literature to the vast landscape of design and beyond.
My life thus far:
My tale begins on a picturesque island known as Bequia, a place I barely remember apart from the idyllic beach that graced my childhood. At the tender age of three or four, my family relocated to another island, St. Kitts, where I spent three formative years. Though my recollections are scarce, I can recall the trials and tribulations of school, which are etched into the memories of every child. Afterward, I returned to my birthplace, Bequia, for a brief two and a half years before embarking on a journey that would bring me to my current residence in Florida—a place where I would ultimately become a “Florida man,” not in the sensationalized news sense, but as an author charting his own course through the wild adventures of storytelling.
Why I write:
Unlike many writers whose love for the craft blossomed from early praise and a profound affection for reading, my journey was a different one. As a child, I had an aversion to reading and writing. In fact, I’ve only read two books in my entire life, and one of them was a mere twenty pages long (my literary journey largely consists of audiobooks and research papers). I didn’t learn to read until I was around ten years old, and even then, I struggled. My writing was riddled with errors, and my spelling and grammar were far from exemplary. Yet, my mind was a vivid tapestry of imagination, and I inhabited my own world for much of my early years.
It was this inner world, brimming with untold stories and unexplored adventures, that compelled me to put pen to paper. My initial attempts at writing were far from masterpieces; I could hardly decipher my own words. But such is the path of an author—to persist even when the words seem feeble and the stories don’t quite align. I write to share the vivid landscapes of my imagination, inviting others to escape into the realms I’ve crafted. I write because, for me, there is no other option. The journey of an author is one of continuous improvement, and I’m committed to honing my craft until I can transport the world into the universes I’ve envisioned.