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Basically, I have been writing since before I could walk.
I started writing with crayons on the wall behind the living room curtains. (Found and punished by my mother at a very early age—before kindergarten.) Another early attempt at writing before learning my abc’s involved the ‘Elementary Webster’s Dictionary,’ of my older siblings, and using various marking tools (crayons, ink pens, pencils, markers, etc) to finishing out empty entry lines in scribbles.
During the teen years, emotional poetry was written, often. Also there were attempts at journals, but without much consistent success. A few very poorly written stories were begun but not finished. The characters were merely paper-dolls, no dimension to their personality and the plots were light and full of holes.
As a young parent, besides reading to and with my children at bedtime, they would give me specific details that they wanted in their bedtime story. I would make these up on demand. This reminded me of an early English college professor who tried to encourage me to change majors from Accounting to English Literature, (I didn’t listen) when seeking his advice on creating meaty plots and making those characters leap off the page with personality and depth.
What you have before you, is a culmination of what focusing on being a writer (whatever that means) and a student of writing has evolved since 2003. After a few wild tangent diversions into other career choices, but unable to quit writing, this is the result.
A nod to the writing instructors, workshops participants and writers who have helped me increase my drive, build my skills, and kept encouraging me.
For those who interested, there is a Patreon website. Basically for a buck a month you can read the next rough draft story as it is written, starting in late September 2019. If you would like to tip me for the free reading available here, click on over to my blog for the children’s stories and buy me a cup of coffee. I really appreciate it! Thank you!