READERS RESPOND! “When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?”

READERS RESPOND! “When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?”

Last week, I shared The EXACT Moment I KNEW I Wanted to Be a Writer.

I asked you guys and gals to share your stories as well. Here are a few comments I received:

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was about two years old. I couldn’t read or write yet, but I would dictate stories to my mother and have her write them down. I started reading when I was three and as soon as I could write fairly well, I started writing stories on my own.

I was a terrible artist, but I wrote my own comics, and when I was in 5th grade I started writing and drawing little magazines (often parodies of well known magazines!) and charged my classmates a nickel to read them (they actually paid it).

I honestly think I was born a writer. Why am I not famous?!

– Jill Holland

I knew exactly when I wanted to become a writer, I was in the 6th grade when I sat down to write my first novel. The first sentence, which I remember (this was during WWII) was “Warsaw Russia was a peaceful city…”

At first my sister laughed, then my father laughed, followed shortly thereafter by my mother. If we had a dog it, too, would have laughed. How was I to know Warsaw was in Poland?

That ended my career as a novelist, but began it as a writer and continued when I got my first check – $5 – from a local newspaper for writing an article about my high school coach.

Marvin Gisser

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was twelve years old. My mother wanted my Birthday gift to be a sewing machine, but I asked for a typewriter. She said NO! Pa bought me a Remington portable typewriter anyway.

– Rosemary Gard. author

Destiny’s Dowry
Destiny Denied
Destiny’s Dance
Destiny Delivered
Destiny’s Design

I’d love to hear inspirational (and funny) stories from more of you! 🙂 You can contact me HERE.


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2 Responses to "READERS RESPOND! “When Was the EXACT Moment You KNEW You Wanted to Be a Writer?”"

  1. Jack P. Macfarlane  February 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    If the mere act of playing golf makes one a golfer, then I suppose I am a writer. The truth is, I never wanted to be a writer as much as I just wanted to write about the substance of my doctoral dissertation, which consumed several years of my life. To answer the question, I knew I wanted to write about the outcomes of instructor development the instant the university’s Institutional Review Board approved my research proposal. Thanks, BookLocker, for publishing my book with such care and for giving us, non-writers-who-write, a credible, quality platform for showcasing our work.

  2. Cyndie Zahner  February 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I always knew. In fact, I have one question for the great authors of our time–the ones who support themselves by writing books: How many lifetimes did it take to get you where you are today? Because honestly, I think it takes multiple.