I've always felt so grateful to the authors that take the time to connect with me through social media. In my mind, I'd always thought they were on an unattainable level. In this event, I want to get to know the authors; to see them for the people they are and not just as creators of your favorite book.
Note: For each post, links are left to the author's social media. If you know an author whose book has affected you [in my event or just in general,] please use one of those links and leave a nice message to them! Something as simple as "I'm such a huge fan of your work" can go a long way - you'd be surprised.
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I've heard loads [all good!] about the book Tracked! So much that I've taken the initiative to invite the lovely Jenny Martin onto my blog and she comes with an awesome post.
As a new author, I’m often asked the same kinds of questions: Where do you get your ideas? How do you find time to write?
And then there’s my favorite…
How did you become a writer?
Usually, I answer quickly, and gloss over the details. “I’ve always wanted to write,” I say. “Even when I was a kid.”
But today, for Nova’s post, I’ll give you the real answer.
How to Become a Writer
(In Twenty-One Steps)1. Be born in a big city.
2. Cry a lot.
3. When you are still tiny enough, move to a tiny town.
4. Go to school.
5. Read a lot. Write stories.
6. Daydream a lot.
7. Hang out at the Woodward Public Library, in the basement, in the children’s section. Talk to Ms. Bell, the librarian, a lot.
8. Keep reading and writing stories and daydreaming, even when you’re in school. When you get in trouble for it, pretend you’re contrite. But really, just keep daydreaming.
10. Read good poetry. Write bad poetry. By the end of senior year, forget how much you love writing in Ms. Dick’s class. Listen to sensible advice and decide against writing for a living.
11. Get a sensible college degree. Creative writing is not sensible. Remember this.
12. Pick the perfect human to spend your life with. Marry him. Do lots of things together. Work hard. Support each other. Laugh a lot. Cry a lot. Read a little.
13. Move someplace. Have a child with your perfect human. Capture the warmth of a baby’s cheek. Collect baby tears and baby kisses.
14. Move someplace else. Take a breath. Read a lot. Daydream. Remember how much you love daydreaming.
15. Send your child to school. Tell him it’s okay to daydream. Sometimes.
16. Go back to school to become a librarian. Read a lot of boring things for school assignments. Write a lot of boring things for school assignments.
17. Remember why you hate school. Cry a lot.
18. Finish school.
19. Remember your daydreams. Remember how much you’ve always wanted to write for yourself.
20. Write something for yourself.
21. You are now a writer.
Oh, I forgot to mention. There’s another way to become a writer. You could just skip steps two through nineteen.
This is probably one of the most unique posts I've ever read about an author's writing journey. I hope you enjoyed it too!
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