How did you know you wanted to be an author? I’ve always been in love with the magic of getting lost in a good novel and wondered how incredible it would be to write one of my own. When I started having dreams that I felt inclined to write down, I questioned it for months first before writing a single word. Finally, one day I decided, what the hell, and made a goal to write everyday for twenty minutes and come what may. Six months later, I finished my first book. It was a complete mess, but it was a book nonetheless. I was hooked!
What is your advice for aspiring authors? 1. Learn the industry by immersing yourself in it.
2. Write, write, write, to improve your craft.
3. Never. Give. Up.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?Not really, especially now that I’m a single mom working a full time job as an assistant director of nursing. I’m lucky to squeeze in any time to write these days so when I do, I hide in my room with my laptop and get out as much as I can before the kids come knocking at my door.
What message to you want readers to remember?Each and every one of us have our personal journey. And on each of those journeys we all learn multiple powerful lessons. When you read, you open up your world and experience many more journeys and lessons along the way with those characters that you may not have experienced otherwise. Reading is knowledge and wisdom. It can break down barriers.
How can fans get in contact with you?https://www.michellebellonauthor.com/