I started writing short stories in grade school, and have had the bug since then. In the 1990s I started writing TV documentaries, then books in 2004. It's the best way to make a living I can imagine.
A stranger and occasional customer handed me a library book one day in 1983 while I was selling burritos in the streets of Juneau, Alaska. He said I could read Quest for the Lost City (1951), a narrative written by a couple from California who had searched for a lost Maya city in the jungles
Life... there's so much about life that I want to discuss, experiences I want to share.
I have been writing poetry since I was a child. As I got older I decided to write about the misfortunes I've had in life...and there have been a lot...to help other people get through their troubles.
I always have stories to tell. Far fetched, crazy stories that need to find a way out. Ideas for specific works come in different ways but ever since I was young, I've had a creative side.
I was a slow starter. I didn't even read confidently until I was about seven. Then I discovered Paddington Bear and from then on I couldn't get enough of books, and I've been an avid reader ever since. My early attempts at short story writing showed me I could create my own world to lose
Reading. Specifically, the world of fantasy. The book that did it for me was Alan Garner's Weirdstone of Brisingamen, a tale of magic and mystery, of a world within our world, and a life anything but normal. I loved the unfettered nature of fantasy, the endless possibilities, where having an imagination was a plus rather
I started writing on a dare from a friend. A NANOWRIMO supporter who challenged me to write a novel. When I went to the first meeting for NANOWRIMO the speaker asked who had a novel they had been wanting to write for over five years. A lot of us raised our hands. He then went
A friend. I've always wanted to write, and she encouraged me to follow that dream, citing my writing style. It's been a slow start, but I feel I'm finally beginning to achieve that dream.