I don’t really know how I started as a writer. I just know that I did. I remember writing about a little girl who had a bunch of brothers. I wrote plays for the Children’s Theatre League in 1974. I wrote compositions for English class, stories for Journalism class in 9th grade.
I went to college thinking I wanted to be a journalist. They wanted double majors, and I had to interview people. (I was shy so I didn’t think I could do that). So I left journalism and took science classes. I did take one Advanced Composition course and got a C. (I was not happy with that, so I really didn’t do much.)
Didn’t do much writing while married the first time (Had to work full time while he was going to school), then left him and went back to school.)
Married a new guy and drifted about. Took Magazine writing and Novel writing classes from The Writer’s Institute. Guy left. I had returned to school and finished classes for a librarian job. Got a job as a librarian and started writing during National Novel Writing Month. I won several times, (finished 50,000 words) including 2017.
I have the DIY MFA book and another MFA book. Have read many writing books and have the notes to prove it. I also have the starter kit for the DIY MFA. I have not cracked open the book.
I also have a current subscription to the Writer’s Digest, which I have been getting for a while. I also obtained the “Writer” badge while in Girl Scouts. On occasion, I keep a journal and write yearly Christmas letters. I have had this blog for a while.