Happy New Year!
Okay, so were you born to write? Did you know when you were a little tyke that being a writer would be your life?
I remember reading books when I was a kid, discovering language and stories. I loved it and always did well in English. I wrote a post about it a while back that some of you may not have read:
I'm lucky enough to make a living using words. I write TV and radio commercials, even though I am sick of it, which I have mentioned more than once.
But I always knew I would be a writer. Only in the past two years have I really gotten serious though. I used to write a lot of literary short stories, but never had them published. Discovering YA books recharged my dreams.
Speaking of writing, do you feel one can be taught to become a fiction writer? I think one can, but if you have a natural inclination for it, it's a lot easier.
It's like the first time I picked up a guitar. I could immediately play it. Not very well, mind you, but I could do it. My brother, on the other hand, can barely press his finger on the fretboard and pluck the string at the same time.
So, the question for the day: when did you know you would be a writer?