#IWSG Writing Journey

Happy New Year, writers! Join us for this supportive monthly group–sign up at Alex Cavanaugh’s blog.

You may have noticed I have a new website! It might also be evident that I’m just starting to spruce it up. Hopefully my blog will look prettier come next month.

Thanks to this month’s cohosts: T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff!

January 8 question – What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/ coach/ spouse/friend/parent? Did you just “know” suddenly you wanted to write?  

I enjoyed creative writing as a child, but it wasn’t until my 30’s when I became obsessed with the TV show, Prison Break. I scarfed down the entire first season before binge watching was a thing. Then I fell into writing fan fiction for the show, and I’ve been hooked on writing ever since. Wentworth Miller (yummy actor) was quite the inspiration!

22 thoughts on “#IWSG Writing Journey”

  1. Ooh, Wentworth. Fanfiction is such a great thing – it lets us explore the writing thing in a less intimidating way – and the chapter-by-chapter feedback is so, so fun! I’m grateful to have you continue to do that for me as my crit partner on orignial works. šŸ™‚

    The new site looks great!

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    1. Prison Break season one is some of the best TV I’ve ever seen. The second episode is a little intense for those who get squeamish, but after that it’s a cliffhanger every episode and rather smart writing, in my opinion. Thanks, Julie!

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  2. I love hearing where everyone’s inspiration can from to start writing on their own! I’m a lot like you – totally film junkie and admirer of moving images. Those are what inspired me, plus a few books here and there HP. šŸ˜‰ I think it was after I first saw ET that I thought it would be so cool to have created that world and those characters. Never thought I’d actually be doing it.

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    1. I love that scene in E.T. when the mom is reading to little Drew Barrymore, and ET is listening in. So sweet! Sure, books inspire us, but movies/TV can evoke even more emotion. How awesome for us to be able to create worlds and characters!

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  3. I enjoyed reading about what started you writing, Jennifer. Everyone’s story is so interesting. Wentworth Miller is definitely yummy. Happy writing in 2020!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Funny Blue! I agree that it’s enlightening hearing about all of the different ways we became writers. I’m having trouble commenting on Blogger from my MacBook for your blog and the IWSG blog, but I’ll try to remember to comment when I’m on my PC at work.

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