4.Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
Egads! My first novels (penned in a lined notebook while scrawled on my bed) involved four sisters : a ladylike one, a tomboyish bookwarm, a shy sweet thing, and a slightly full-of-herself artist. They were rather poor (no presents for Christmas), but their loving mother tried to make up for that while their father was away fighting in the Civil War.
Really. They weren’t influenced by Little Women at all. Really.
Oh, what can I say? I was about ten years-old. And shameless copier or not, the writing obsession, the desire to create characters who’d come alive on the pages and take me along with them on their journey, had begun.
What were some of your first stories?