I have written poetry for most of my life. Seldom did I write short stories, unless they were assigned by a teacher. Yet, I was told the stories had potential. At first, “potential” did not inspire me to be a writer. So, I began reading about writing. After some coaxing, a good friend of mine suggested I write down the short story idea I’ve been sharing with her. She challenged me to get it down on paper. Thanks to her, I did, and the short story spiraled into my first novel, which has not got published [yet]. Since then, I needed to be a writer. I joined a writing and poetry group. I’ve written drafts from different prompts. I’ve finished the first draft to a second novel, and I’ve kept writing ideas for future novels on file. Writing has become part of my life. I hope one day to take the title of “writer” and ingrain it on the wall so the doubts that cloud me disperse…
I learned so much about writing and I wrote even more stories that the next best thing was to try my hand at editing. I studied books, took courses, chatted with other editors, and here I am.
Stay tuned for the writing prompt!
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