September 15, 2020

What inspires you to write?

I get inspiration from everywhere.  Sometimes I even wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, so I keep a notepad by my bed.  I’m a huge believer in the fact that you should write what you know.  And even though I haven’t been in al...

May 21, 2019

What inspires you to write?

For me, writing isn't a choice. Characters, ideas, and stories show up in my head. These ideas and characters subconsciously come from everything I see around me. I see something, and it causes me to ask a question. And who better to answer t...

May 1, 2019

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Of the many occupations comprising my employment history, one of my favorites was my nine years as an information specialist with the Johnson County Library. I began my time there in 1...

November 20, 2018

How did you become a writer?

We had a creative writing assignment back in 3rd or 4th grade, I think. I don't really have any idea what it was about, or what I wrote, but I remember getting praise from my teacher, Mrs. McNeese. After that, I used writing as self-expressi...

November 13, 2018

Let’s be honest. It is entirely too easy to be caught up in what does not go right, than to appreciate what is working. Writer’s block, silence from a query, a rejection letter...these all go a long way toward diminishing our confidence and quieting our inner cheerlead...

October 16, 2018

What books/authors have influenced you and why?

I have always been a fan of Leo Lionni’s books, with Swimmy probably being my favorite. His stories are well designed, bringing messages to the readers in a subtle way. Overall, I think his books are clever, and as a write...

September 25, 2018

Pick a creative industry, any creative industry, and the one thing they all have in common is competitiveness. An aspiring writer, just like any other artist, requires a portfolio that encompasses their best body of work. It will ultimately be judged, scrutinized and c...

September 18, 2018

1. What books/authors have influenced you and why?

I wish I could say that I love the English literature classics, or that I know all the best known Brazilian authors ... but that would be a lie. My family was never a fan of reading, and I was one of those kids who does...

September 4, 2018

How did you become a writer?

I started telling stories at a very young age, and was always an avid reader. My first short story was written when I was in grade two about a family of snow bunnies that came to life. This quickly evolved into writing journals full of thoug...

May 29, 2018

How did you become a writer?

It sounds a tad cliche, but I've always enjoyed writing. I was a bit awkward as a kid (and, full disclosure: an adult) and I found I was able to express myself more easily if I could take the time and put it down "on paper." But more recentl...

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