How Did You Know You Wanted To Be An Author? I’ve always been a dreamer. At age five, I made up little scenes in my head, creating them especially at night while lying in bed. At age seven, I learned to play guitar and wrote my own songs and poems too. I kept a journal in my teens, mostly to record my feelings. I married early - age 17 - and bore children in my early 20s. I did a lot of growing up and experiencing life before I finally sat down and wrote my first short story about a decade later, followed by more short stories and a novel.
What Is Your Advice For Aspiring Authors? Don’t give up. Believe in your story. Believe in you. Don’t take criticism personally, but rather as a means to obtain helpful suggestions and insights to make your story the best it can be. Stay open to what others say, but also go with your heart. Know that it takes time to acquire writing skills to make your story a powerful one. I highly suggest getting your work critiqued by services like Writer’s Digest 2nd Draft. The wealth of knowledge and help you receive will far outweigh the costs.
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