As promised last Monday, here are the last half of the responses by FaithWriters members to this question:
WHEN DID THE WRITING PASSION IGNITE FOR YOU?
Feel free to post an answer of your own in the comments. Share the moment you knew you were called to be a writer or when you first got the writing bug.
“It was later in my life before I realized I enjoyed writing. I began journaling as a coping skill, and then realized that I could actually write, so began sharing the things I wrote with others.” – Teresa Schultz
“In first grade, I wrote a love letter to the boy sitting in front of me. After that, I was hooked on writing!” – Mariane Holbrook
“I realized I had a passion for writing when I became close to God. Since I’m not good at talking to people, my writing is a way to reach people all around the world and hopefully bless them in their Christian walk.” -Kate Graham
“When I was 14 years old, I had a brilliantly vivid dream. The dream was so powerful that I saved my money and bought a typewriter so I could write about the dream. I have written poems occasionally throughout the years but it was not until a couple of months ago at age 63 that I the passion came into full blossom. It’s never too late to fulfill your dreams!” – Steve Kellen
“It was when I was my approaching my teens. I was an avid reader of romance novels. There wasn’t a day when I didn’t have my face buried in a Mills & Boon or a Harlequin Romance. Then, one day, I got the bright idea to write short stories and romances. From that moment, a notebook, pen and I became fast friends. We were inseparable. My passion for writing motivated me to get a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing.” – A. Butler
“I love words. I have always loved words. When I was young I couldn’t get enough of them. Eventually, my love for reading became a desire to write. I began to wonder, ‘What if I could use words to paint pictures for others like me? What if I could help someone take a trip somewhere exotic like the countless trips others have provided for me?’ And with those questions began the greatest adventure of my life: to become a creator.” – Glenn Washburn
“I knew I had a passion for writing when, after I learned to write as a child, I would sit down with a piece of notebook paper and write “Once upon a time” at the top, then write whatever came to mind after. It’s fun to look back in my old scraps of paper and read those strange and imaginative stories.” – Leah Nichols
“I first realised my passion for writing when I was 10 years old. I wrote a children’s short story about ‘good witches’ (a bit like in the TV series Charmed). I lost the story but still have fond memories of my adventure!” -Clemontina Henry, Johannesburg, South Africa
“I think the first time I realized I had a passion for writing was in high school. In English we were given certain subjects or books to write about and I found that I absolutely loved to write and expound, on those subjects! Later, I just wanted to write and make a difference and I feel that I have.” – Toni Star
“I first realized I had a love for writing when I composed my first poem at age 10. It was so well received I continued to write and haven’t stopped.” – Marilyn Meiners
NEXT MONTH’S QUESTION:
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL EASTER TRADITIONS?
Send your 1-2 sentence answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then check the April newsletter to see if your response was selected to appear.