Thank you for joining us today! How long have you been writing? What inspired your quest to become a writer? I've been writing ever since I can remember. As a young child, I enjoyed staying in at recess and creating characters rather than playing on the playground. I've kept journals, diaries, notes, poems, you name... Continue Reading →
Stop aspiring and start writing. The only thing keeping you from writing is you. Once you commit to writing, you'll get better and better.
Hi, Ralene! Thank you for joining us today! How long have you been writing? What inspired your quest to become a writer? I've always been writing, even when I was little. I had a short essay on Martin Luther King Jr. published in a city-wide magazine in the 3rd grade. In 2005, a conversation with the... Continue Reading →
Hi, Anna Grace! Thank you for joining us today! How long have you been writing? I started writing short stories when I was a kid in school. I was homeschooled and my mom assigned me and my two older siblings a title of a story each week. We wrote a story based around the title... Continue Reading →
Sometime last year, I sent the rough draft for Book Three in Quinn's series to a friend of mine who doesn't like to read. Being a rough draft, the story was full of all kinds of errors and unfinished side plots. But my friend read the entire manuscript (WAY over 100,000 words) in under 24 hours.
When I close my eyes, my characters seem to open their mouths and yell things at me about the scene I'm working on.
Love the process of writing a story more than the idea of being a writer. If we love the process, writing will always be a blessing even in the tough times of critique, rejection, and waiting. But if we only love the idea of writing, then we are more likely to burn out and give up.