How did you discover you wanted to be a writer?

Author Don Massenzio

What is your earliest recollection of sitting down and writing a story or an idea for a story?

When did you feel that burning inside that you had a story to tell and that you wanted to share it with others?

What event finally pushed you over the edge where you took the plunge into finishing your first writing project?

These are questions that many of us have faced. Here are some answers from some famous authors:

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Talk to people – Cormac McCarthy

Pay close attention to your conversations, even remembering specific things the other person said. Cormac McCarthy used specific conversations with his son as inspiration for The Road. In fact, some dialogue in the book is word-for-word what his son and he said (“Papa, what would you do if I died?” / “I’d want to die, too”).

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Take notes about your childhood – Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to How did you discover you wanted to be a writer?

  1. Thanks for sharing this Anna

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