I started my career as a writer in fourth grade. My most powerful short story was about a chasm in the earth near Mount Kilimanjaro that set off an elephant stampede which killed my parents.
At the age of 11 I pretended I belonged to a writers group comprised of stuffed animals and oversized dolls.
I was given amazing opportunities to travel the USA, Mexico, Europe and the Soviet Union. With the Dave Barry motto “Do things, not think things” and an overactive imagination coupled with a dysfunctional childhood, I never lacked for material for my short stories and poetry.
I’m a doer every bit as much as I’m a writer.
I have often thought of joining a writing support group, but I didn’t want to sit around and shoot the breeze; I wanted to write about it, feel and and try to help others experience the breeze.,,,
“Knowing a lot of writers doesn’t make you a writer, writing does.”
I make time to write anything and everything.
Most of what I have to write is unimportant or of little consequence. But my writing is a snapshot, like that photograph, a point in time moment. It is an opportunity for growth and self-reflection.