Writer. Adventurer. Storyteller. Wanna-be Hobbit
Everyone has a story. Hey, me too! I grew up in the easily looked over city of La Habra, California. Then I moved all the way over to Whittier, California. Look them up; you will see the arduous journey I undertook. A new adventure has taken me to Nashville, Tennessee and new chapters are forming every day.
Growing up, I was a pretty standard kid. I started trending geeky early on though, and it only got worse from there. I blame the camping trips throughout my life, mixed in with adventures with friends early on, many involving braving the railroad tracks near my house. Then the influences came too quickly to stop them. SEGA, Star Wars, Mystery Science Theater, and, God help me, Lord of the Rings.
Writing was something that was always there. Well, I guess you can say storytelling was always there. (The stick figure picture books I made as a kid wouldn't exactly count as writing). In high school, I started writing short stories, joined the journalism team, and kept on working on books that would form some of the ideas of my later work.
The classes at Fullerton College and Cal State Long Beach were what brought about a more serious turn. The short stories that were fun ideas spit onto a page became serious works. You can see some of them here on this website.
I love to write stories that show something real. In life, not everything gets wrapped up in a nice bow. Darkness doesn't always get completely pushed back. The characters I create must deal with, sometimes, harsh themes and real consequences. That's not to say there isn't hope.
Ultimately, I am looking for agents, hoping to get my first novel published. After that, the adventure will only continue. This is who I am. Okay, it's a little more complicated than that, but you get the idea.
It's only the beginning.
-Christopher La Porte
This website is all about the beautiful and intricate craft of story. Storytelling is an art that crosses mediums and influences our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Something that powerful deserves exploration.
My blog, The Adventure of Story, is a guide through the vast world of storytelling. There is so much that goes into the creation of a narrative, and every aspect must be looked at individually, like molecules that combine to make something, that alone, they could not. No single part is more important than another, and each is incredibly unique.
Books, movies, shows, short stories, flash fiction; all lead us through an adventure of the imagination that never existed before. The path winds its way through forests, across oceans, over mountains, and through every era of civilization. It's a journey that the adventurer can be on for a lifetime.
I invite you to join me on that journey.
I am currently looking for an agent for my novel, but that's just one of the many stories I have to share. As I said before, I send my characters on paths that will bring them through darkness and test who they are at their core. In these moments, when given trials that cloud the journey, they grow to become something more than they are...or fall to their ruin.
Story centers around conflict. Everything flows from it. Our lives have conflicts of their own, and each molds us as we grow through them. Storytelling is a way to relate to each other and ourselves, revealing that conflict needs to be faced head on, and there is always hope in the challenge.
For a sample of my writing, I suggest you begin with one of my many short stories featured on this site. Click below and start the adventure of story.