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Who started your writing dream? Was it a book you read, a particular author, or an influential person in your life?
My MG/YA group of Campaigners are holding a blog hop for the next week on this very topic, with some fabulous prizes on offer (as befits such a fabulous group of bloggers). You have one week to comment, and every comment you make increases your chance to win a prize. The prize pool includes query critiques, manuscript critiques and several free books...
As with every good blog hop, each participant links to the next (and the one previous), so pick a starting point from the list below and start hopping! And remember, to be in the running for prizes, you'll need to visit and comment before Thursday, September 22nd.
Robyn Campbell http://robyn-campbell.
Michele Helene http://www.wanderingparis.
M.G. Higgins http://mghiggins.blogspot.com/
Cat Gerlach http://katharinagerlach.com
K.M. Walton http://skateorbate.blogspot.
Rachele Alpine http://freckle-head.blogspot.
Andrew Leon http://strangepegs.blogspot.
Ali Cross http://www.alicross.com/
Bonnie Ray http://bonnieborrow.blogspot.
Michael Di Gesu http://writing-art-and-design.
It may not have escaped your notice that I'm pointing you in the direction of a blog hop which I'm not, in fact, participating in myself. This is partly because I'm incredibly slack and partly because I don't have an easy answer to the above question.
I've enjoyed writing almost since I could first hold a pen, and the writing dream has come from such a percolation of influences over the years that singling out one would be impossible.
As for the dream of being published, I can remember exactly when that began. It was three years ago. It was the day I stopped being rendered impotent by fear, and said aloud, "I am a writer, and I may fail at this, but I am not afraid to try." There may or may not have been tears involved. Heady stuff.
How about you?