How did you know you wanted to be an author? Forty years ago, I was already writing pieces on various subjects for newspapers and magazines. I started keeping journals of my motorcycle trips, fifty years ago and in the evenings, just for something to do, I filled in some details while they were still fresh. Pretty soon, without realizing how it had happened…I had a story
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Above all: Keep writing and read voraciously in as many genres as you can. Sooner than you might expect, through a process almost like osmosis, your mind will start to plagiarize stylistic nuances and devices from other writers and you will discover that some of the problems that you experience in your writing will just go away and your style will evolve and improve.
It’s a magic moment when the words start to flow on their own and they dictate the story to you.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I am a good observer and I am usually triggered to write by a revealing moment, an unusual observation or a special perspective. Example: If I see a fossil and I know that it is 75,000,000 years old, I can take that fact, do a little research and then turn the whole situation around and, with a twist, bring the fossil to life and have it engage in conversation with me…to tell me its life-story. I’m thus using a fictional element to tell a story about something non-fictional in a more interesting way.
What message to you want readers to remember?All of this magic short moment we call life is just a blink in the eye of eternity…use your moment wisely and keep trying.
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