Friday, January 29, 2010


When did you first become aware of a desire to write?

I didn't invent this question. It was asked on Miss Snark's First Victim blog (see the link to your right).

But it's a good question.

So, fire away. I'm interested. Pretend this is an interview and lay down on my analyst couch.


You are now hypnotised and will reveal all your deepest darkest secrets...


Zee said...

I was in the third grade, so I must have been 8 years old. My father let me use his typewriter. Remington. I love the smell of that ink and plastic keys and wooden box lined in green felt. I still have that typewriter. Hmmm. So I wrote a story entitled "Terry the Fairy" and I slipped it into a manilla envelope -- one of those with the tie on the back. I had to write the title on the envelope and I can still see it in my mind's eye, scrawled in pencil across the top. I guess I self-published before it was fashionable, huh? The answer to your question is then... 8 years old.

KV said...

Much like Zee, I started writing stories as soon as I learned to master letters and sentences. I was blessed with a marvelous first grade teacher who was a Master Storyteller on public broadcasting in Cleveland, Ohio.

But my main experience in writing throughout school years and even well into my early adult life was in journalism.

Then a certain doll entered my life -- and, well, you know the rest of that story!

Kathy V in NM