For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. When I was younger I imagined that I would live a glamorous life traveling around the world writing bestselling novels. Obviously that particular delusion did not translate well into real life, and now I work as a journalist (which I absolutely love) and write this blog in my spare time.
I’ve never been able to shake my dream of writing a book. I’ve actually tried on more than one occasion to sit down and draft a few chapters of a novel or write up an outline. I never get very far.
As I’ve been working on this blog and on my reading challenge, I’ve started to realize that I have the ultimate educational tool for writing right in front of me: the authors whose books I am constantly writing about. It dawned on me a few weeks ago that by talking to them and asking them questions about their process I could learn skills for writing my own book.
So here’s the idea: interview as many writers as possible and write up articles and Q&A’s about how they write, where they find inspiration, and what advice they would give to a young aspiring writer.
Kate Winkler Dawson, author of Death In The Air (read my review here) has kindly accepted my invitation to be the first featured author in the series. I’ll be posting our Q&A shortly. Until then, please feel free to send me requests about authors you’d like to see featured and I will try my best to get in touch with them.
Thanks for reading!!