How Did You Know You Wanted To Be An Author? While still in grade school, I shared a homework paper with my mother. Her response: "You should become a writer!"
I asked, "What's a writer? What do they do?" The textbooks I was reading weren't compelling. Then after working in the dental profession for over twenty years, I wondered, "What would happen, ..." and I began writing a short story. After a year, writing and rewriting, 19 pages expanded into the novel, SNOW SIZZLING IN SOLEIL, the first of my award-winning novels.
What Is Your Advice For Aspiring Authors? If you think you can do it, then know that you can do it. All it takes once the epiphany strikes, is to pick up a pencil and jot down what it was in that moment that you wanted chiseled in print for eternity. Don't hold back. One sentence leads to another. Forget word count. A reader doesn't count words. It's their eyes that follow the words in the lines that you imagined.
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