Monday, January 16, 2012

A Little Bit of What, How, and Why I Write

If anyone had asked me five years ago whether I'd considered writing fiction for children, my answer would have been no. A career of writing business-related materials and an indulgent few years as an orchestral program annotator had led me down a comfortable nonfiction path. The research that writing nonfiction usually entails was a joy for me and often, frankly, a refuge from the far more difficult exercise of writing. Early attempts at fiction were quietly buried.