Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 1st question is “What made you become a writer?”
1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt
I was always a heavy reader growing up; I’ve read everything from fantasy to sci-fi to horror, and beyond. It all made me want to create stories and worlds of my own.
2) Author #2: M.A.N.
I began writing as a hobby, just to have fun/be creative. It went from small to large and so on and just kept growing to the point that I basically had a book written. From then on, I looked into it seriously and realized I love creating worlds and characters.
3) Author #3: Peighton Weber
Ever since I was little, I was always in love with the idea of reading and storytelling and since kindergarten, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to write a story of my own.
4) Author #4: Lisa Lowell
I grew up in a family of artists, and writing just seemed to go right along with the drawing, painting, carving, sculpting and photography that everyone else did. It had the added advantage of not being in direct competition with siblings. It also featured the wonderful aspect of being ‘not observable’. People couldn’t just walk by and say, “I like it”, or “that’s dreadful”. They actually have to engage the story before they can make a judgement. Plus, grandma had this absolutely delightful manual typwriter that made fun clicking sounds.
5) Author #5: Rachael Krotec
I’ve always been entranced with stories from a young age and couldn’t resist writing my own. It started with poetry, then branched out to short stories, novellas, then novels. It wasn’t until I went to university that I seriously considered pursuing writing, and I had many wonderful people who encouraged me to do so, too, which was helpful, since writing can often be such a solitary endeavor.
6) Author #6: Mark Piggott
I joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school as a Navy Journalist. In that role, I had the opportunity to write a variety of things from news articles to feature stories about the people ad places I experienced in my Navy career. That led me to writing on my own and developing my writing style as an author.
7) Author #7: Chimezie Ihekuna (Mr Ben)
The need to create impact in the lives of people
8) Author #8: Steve Holder
I enjoy the creative process, as well as the rewards of being appreciated as a writer.
9) Author #9: Dyane Forde
I just always loved reading and writing. I liked the idea of making up my own worlds and characters and sharing them with readers. Writing also allowed me to think more deeply about things and explore complex ideas.
10) Author #10: David Chylde
I start trying to create comic books in the sixth grade and realized the writing is what I really enjoyed.
11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski
I still felt like writing after completing my Ph.D. dissertation but wanted to do something completely different.
12) Author #12: Ellwyn Autumn
Since I was a small child, I’ve enjoyed telling stories. I also love playing around with words and word combinations. Putting the two together is challenging and fun.
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