Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #4 is “When did you decide to become a writer?” from Viv Drewa.
Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !
2) Viv Drewa
In 1963 after reading JR Greene’s “The Whistling Sword”. I had read all the Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew mysteries and wanted to try something new. Greene’s novel took me on an adventure in the Middle East following a young boy who met a group traveling led by Ghengus Khan. It was thrilling and I was interested in writing from that point on.
I have written stories as long as I can remember, but it was not until I joined Wordplay Writers’ Forum, Spain, which has its own publishing firm, that I thought having my books published.
4) Sam Reese
I’ve always written and told stories of some sort, but I started actively writing back in college, probably ten years or so ago.
5) Neil McGowan
I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember – I think I was 4 or 5 when I wrote my first ‘book’ and illustrated it. (It was a sheet of paper folded in half to make the pages.)
7) Jaro Berce
It was not a time stamp somewhere in the past. It was rather a process that I followed. It begun by publishing professional subject articles about the researches I did. Becoming more conscious of the society I slowly moved to a “lighter” genre writing for public newspapers. As there were thoughts and subjects accumulating in my mind writing a book was not so far apart.
I often chuckle at this question because I can recall at an early age telling people, “I’m going to be a writer!” Actually, I used the terms writer/author/novelist interchangeably, and this is the truth. The moment you put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard with the intent of “writing”, you’re a writer. The moment those words spill out of you, sometimes even chaotically, you’re automatically a writer. I have always been a writer, and I probably started this wild journey when I was nine years old. Another thing I want to point out is that I didn’t just up and decide to be a writer. It chose me. I could no more stop “writing” than I could stop the passage of time.
9) LaRae Parry
11) Annie Edmonds
The next question is “There was recently a message on ‘Books and Writers’ saying ‘please stop giving your books away’. What do you feel about this?” from Kathy. Stay tuned with us for the next post !