Becoming a Writer

Becoming a Writer

Stephen King’s rule #7 — “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.”

I was born into a family of readers. When I look at family photo albums, the earliest pictures of me and my sister show the two of us on the Chesterfield in our living room, my sister, a year and a half younger than me, propped against me as I hold a Golden Book, either “The Big Horn” or “Cinderella”. I was reading to her the stories I had committed to memory. I was more thrilled to get my first library card, before I was in school, than with my first bank book. I read everything I could get my eyes on, any printed material within arms reach, cereal boxes at the breakfast table, over and over. My favorite cereal was Chex brand, not because I liked the cereal; the boxes came with the “newsletter” the “Chex Express” on the back. Something new to read was a better prize than any trinket packaged inside. Bedtime was always accompanied by a book read to us by one parent or the other.

For more of how my writing is evolving, see the blog posts below on Becoming a Writer.

Posts on Becoming a Writer

There’s more to who you are than what you do. Getting in touch with nature reveals your true being.

The Real Reality Show

The Real Reality Show

Oceans deserve more than one day to celebrate their importance. How can we gain perspective on the whole from photos?

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Stephen King’s First Rule

Stephen King’s First Rule

1. First write for yourself, and then worry about the audience. “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story." Cover of my high school poetry notebook...

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