The most interesting stories are the ones buried deepest in our psyche. A writer's job is to dig them up, carefully excavate the pieces, fit them back together, and polish them in order to share them with the world. --- Debra Scacciaferro
Writers start out exploring the world through their own viewpoint. "This is what I know. This is what I experienced." But to grow as a writer, you need to reposition yourself to see the world through other people's eyes, too.-- Debra Scacciaferro
A writer conjures up a world and its creatures from nothing but observation and memory.
It exists only on the page.
But if the story is compelling and the writer's skill is true, it will live inside the memory of all who read it, intact and alive in the heart and the mind.
-- Debra Scacciaferro
I've always considered myself a late bloomer: graduated high school in 1973, earned an associates in 1975, but didn't finish my bachelors degree until 1985 at 30. Moved in with my husband that same year. but didn't marry until 1994, and had my son three years later. Had a long career in journalism, then became a researcher and editorial assistant. Finished writing my first novel in 1992, but only got my first novel published this year. Life is long, and the chapters keep turning. Check out my Instagram at #LateBloomingAuthor and Debra Scacciaferro, author.
Sure, I'm at the Red Bulls' Soccer Game . . .
But, Honest, it's Research!
It's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
This happens to me all the time!