Writing Song of the Day: “When I Grow Up” by The Pussy-Cat Dolls (check it out below)
It’s that time again- time to go on a road trip! Our aces at YA Highway are asking when/why did we start writing? Well, we would like to say that we started writing as soon as we came out of the womb- but of course that isn’t humanly impossible. Instead, when we both got to the age that we were able to write, we started writing and reading. We both were ahead of the class in English- always reading above grade level, and writing creative stories and poems (yes, we’re doing a lil’ bragging- but that’s okay every now and then, right???). It was a passion that hasn’t left us since elementary school.
Pam remembers when she was around 3/4 years old her mom would read Green Eggs and Ham to her. One time, when her mom wasn’t there to read it, Pam made her own story to the images in the book! Creating stories at age 3, impressive right?
Pam carried her love for writing to college where she got her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University in Creative Writing. And now, we are both attending Fairleigh Dickinson University to obtain our MFA in Creative Writing.
Why did we start writing? It started when we were a lot younger and were in need of an escape. We didn’t grow up under the best of circumstances, so our characters became portals to another life. And we were always curious, so we explored different worlds/cultures through our stories. Honestly, we’re really strange- and delving into the mind of characters is a lot more interesting than the exhilirating world of education 🙂 And now no one could pay us to STOP writing. Whether it be screenplays, teleplays, novels, short stories, poems… we just can’t make it stop! Even when we were pursuing our education degrees, we still spent our spare time writing. It’s like breathing to us.
So, tell us- when/why did you start writing????