D.L Hammons over at Cruising Altitude is co-hosting this blogfest with Katie Mills The Creepy Query Girl, Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish from The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment .
It is very Simple: Tell us where your writing dreams began.
One activity for the younger kids involved telling stories individually and in groups on a stage. I don't remember what my first story was, but I do remember the crowd laughing and applauding. I guess it went to my head and I discovered that I could entertain others with my "made up" stories, hence a storyteller was born.
As I got older I started writing my stories and reading them to my family. I am sure they tired of me, but they continued to indulge me. Unfortunately, we did not have anything remotely close to YouTube 40 years ago and I won't bore you with the "home movies".
I did find some clips from kids doing this last year.
My storytelling & writing continued and I loved to put on a show at summer camp, then boarding school, college & well I guess it never ended.
Finally, I became a lawyer because I knew how hard it would be to become an actress & lawyers are really just actors on stage telling a story and the lawyer who has the best presence and story wins. LOL kidding (sort of)
The magical little town where it all started & where my grandparents bought me my first electric typewriter.
The most exciting innovation ever (even better than the microwave). Our kids have it so nice & easy today. They cannot even begin to appreciate something as simple as an electric typewriter.
I am about to cry..... I am so old!!!!! Do any of you remember the electric typewriter?