My adolescent years were lonely, and I felt utterly bored with the world. I didn’t like to deal with drama the other girls my age did. I just wanted to feel something special and unique about life that I could share with others. I wanted to help others open their minds to see the world
I was amazed at the experiences of T.E. Lawrence, more famously known as Lawrence of Arabia. I couldn't believe how someone was able to become a writer based on his experiences and put pen to paper. His passion for becoming an author inspired me to write.
I started writing little stories as a young child and just kept on creating them as I grew older.
Starting with my earliest memories, I was making up stories. I grew up with tea times where the neighbors would gather. Everyone would share stories and consume large amounts of tea and crumpets. I'm sure wanting to be a part of that story telling helped me along the path of becoming a writer.
There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made me decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia, I watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first
Life. I am an albino, legally blind because of it. I grew up believing I was nothing. So I wrote to make myself feel like I was accepted. It took me a long time to embrace who and what I was and through all that, writing was how I made it through. Now, it's my
When I was a child my dad used to tell me made-up fantasy stories all the time and really think that sparked a desire in me to create my own. I wrote my first story in Grade 1, about my hamster who suffered an early demise and was replaced by a less than spectacular goldfish
I have always loved reading; even as a small child I would always be found with my nose in a book. There is such pleasure to be found when a story sweeps you away to new places. This has been my inspiration, and what has pushed me to become an author, to tell my own
My parents took me to see the movie The Empire Strikes Back as a child and let's just say I haven't been the same since. Ever since that day, I felt compelled to create my own stories and developed a love for it. So I guess it was film that inspired me to want to