How did you know you wanted to be an author?: I knew I wanted to share my stories with readers after a few years of writing. I wanted to entertain, instruct, move an audience.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Read and write. Read and write.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I can go for awhile, sometimes long periods of time, without writing, but once I start a poem, an essay, or a story I'm fully engaged, thinking words, dreaming verbs, obsessing over structure until I come to a conclusion. Then the fun begins. Pieces come alive for me as I continually revise the work.
What message do you want readers to remember?: That writers care what they think.
How can fans get in contact with you?: My website: www.margebarrett.com