I didn’t have childhood dreams of being a writer. I loved to read. In fact, I devoured books as a child, the longer the better. I had a vivid imagination and loved getting lost in fantasy, adventure, history, anywhere but reality. But never once did I picture myself with pen in hand, churning out stories.
Now I can’t seem to stop. And my stories don’t want to be confined to one genre. (They have minds of their own.) So I decided to take a class on branding. The teacher asked us to look at who we are, what we like, what authors do we aspire to be, what do readers say about our books, what words and colors stand out. Lo and behold, I love journeys, sea green, and I’m all about the heart. I want to go on a journey when I read. I want to feel the characters’ emotions, to take the winding road with them and face their obstacles, their choices, their needs and fears. And that’s what I want my readers to do with my stories.
So why do YOU write? What do you want your readers to do? How do you want your readers to feel? Let's find the reasons you do what you do.