How I started writing
Updated: Sep 18, 2019
From short stories to romance...
I think writing involves a decision to write.
When I was a child, I was shy. Painfully shy. Writing quickly became a way to express myself. I know A LOT of writers can relate.
Piecing together coherent sentences as a kid wasn't easy, but learning how to write was a game changer. Stories, drawings, little musings. I loved recording my dreams. I always thought the next great American novel would come to me in me dreams - and I was twelve.
They're like tasty delightful appetizers, aren't they? Tell me a story, and make it GOOD. Grad school was two years of writing short stories, and learning how to critique them (and accept critiques with an open mind) was just as important. What short stories do you love? Which ones stay with you, perhaps haunting you years later?