How are writers made? Who’s the writer in your family? Is it the one that talks the most? Look at the one that says very little; watches from the side-lines, studies the dynamics and by-plays going on in the house-hold. That’s most likely your writer!
The best way to become a writer is by doing it! As I’ve discovered. Very recently I wondered if I was ever going to be able to achieve any self-satisfaction with my writing work (notice I didn’t say financial wealth – but its early days – that will come eventually too). And I can honestly say, YES, I’ve found my measure of peace and what makes me happy. The fact that I know now that I can be diverse in my genre choices has opened up so many more possibilities for me. Currently, I’m working on some creative non-fiction (an article for a glossy mag with some luck). But I also have the outline done for two fiction stories, as well. What’s that old clichéd saying? You know the one I mean, ‘Variety’ is the spice of life – there was never a more truer statement made!
‘Variety’ and ‘balance’ is what a ‘happy and contented life’ is all about!