Thinking about that quote, and looking at a chair full of books, is what inspired this post I’m writing for aspiring writers.
Mentors are at the top of my list. Some may view mentors as someone you corner in an elevator and ask (or beg) to hand you a stepladder to writing and publishing a book, but my mentors are trailblazers who’ve paved a path that has proven to be a gateway to my writing. I’ve included in that caption quotes I respect.
Passion feeds my writing. It was born in me at a very early age.
Imagination. Though sometimes I wished I could, I go nowhere without it.
Talent. Once upon a time I started to post all the things I’m really good at, but thought…nah… what if it’s not true? Still, I couldn’t leave this one out because I’d be posting a half shady list... not to mention I’d be one short of ten.
Experience by far is a big bonus. I am so grateful to my father for telling me long ago that I needed to go out and experience life before I sat down and tried to write. And just to think, it was about the only piece of advice he gave me I ever listened to… and followed!
Reading. Simply asserted: “see Stephen King’s philosophy on reading and writing.”
Family. Man was the Creator not busy when He was creating my family. God, I love my family.
Fans. I get an extra boost knowing that even one person is waiting to read my next book.
A High Sugar Diet. Did I just type that? And psst, I’m not talking about that glucose, fructose carbohydrate food-stuff. But hey listen, I’m only making sure I didn’t leave nobody, or nothing out!
Action. All kidding, and seriousness aside, what really feeds my writing is sitting my behind in a chair and simply DOING IT!