As promised last Monday, here are the last half of the responses by FaithWriters members to this question:


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.

Check out the March newsletter for the selected responses, posted in the Out of the Mouths of FaithWriters section. Then read the rest of the responses in When the Writing Passion Ignited Part One.

“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

“As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I lived in a world of fantasy during my childhood, creating my own stories with the hope to unfold them one day through the written word.” – Vashti

“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



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