I’ve joined in on Christine Tyler’s—The Spark Blogfest. It’s easy and fun. Jump on over to her blog to see how you can participate.
I thought I would answer her three questions—in no particular order :)
What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
I came to writing later than most. I didn’t study it in college. I didn’t have childhood dreams of writing. But I’ve always had a love affair with reading. I can’t really pinpoint one book. For me it was more of an accumulation of thousands and thousands of books, until one day I thought, “I wonder if I could write a book?”
What author set off the spark for your current WIP?
Different parts of my WIP are inspired by things I love from many authors: Lyrical Language—Shannon Hale, Adventure—Madeleine Brent, Symbolism—C.S. Lewis, Emotional Romance—Stephenie Meyer, Surprising Twists—Agatha Christie, and then a lot of authors taught me what I didn’t ever want to do—but it’s tacky to mention them :)
Is there a book or author that changed your world view?
This has happened to me multiple times over the years but the first memory I have off this is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee. I read it fairly young 11 or 12 and I loved it. I remember thinking that I never wanted to be the kind of person who judged others.
Well there you have it :) Riveting, I know. Join in and comment below so I can check out your answers.