Starting tomorrow, the lovely Christine Tyler over at The Writer Coaster is hosting the Spark Blogfest, or Sparkfest. It’s a way for bloggers to celebrate the authors who inspire them by posting about:
- What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
- What author set off that spark of inspiration for your current Work in Progress?
- Is there a book or author that changed your world view?
- Some other related question that you make up
As to the first question, I can’t identify The Book that made me want to be a writer because the urge has (almost literally) always been there. I started writing stories as soon as I could scribble semi-legible letters; my ever-patient mother would tell me how to spell each and every word that I wanted as I wrote out my first stories letter by laborious letter. (And then I added abstract crayon illustrations, of course.)
I can, however, identify books that shaped how and what I write now, so over the next few days I’ll be blogging about my *sparks* in different genres. I’m really excited to participate and read everyone else’s responses.
There’s still time for YOU to join in the Spark Blogfest too! Click on the logo above or on the sidebar to get to the instruction and sign-up page. It should be a lot of fun and a great way to "meet" other bloggers. There are even prizes up for grabs :-D