Do you remember the exact moment you fell in love with reading or writing literature?
Can you recall that one poem, short story, or novel you happened to come across, and, once you started reading it, you couldn’t put it down for the life of you?
Do you remember how, when you first felt the exhilaration, adventure, wonder, and amazement that the language arts. And, do you remember how you wanted to know everything about the author that evoked those feelings within you and what other amazing works they had that for you to experience those emotions again?
At this month’s Wordsmiths & Readers of Tarrant meeting, 3/4/2017, the gang (Rachel Eastman, Allison Fowler, and Jess Von Roeder) and I revisited those moments of our individual pasts in which we read specific literary works that sparked our zest for the craft that is the language arts.
In addition, we shared our knowledge of the personal lives that shaped the literary artists who wrote those pieces, and we discussed certain patterns and peculiarities in their writing techniques.
Feel free to listen to my account of the works that sparked my interest and love for literature, and may it inspire or rekindle your own passion for the craft.