Jeff Miller, Guest Contributor We asked J. Mark Miller, dad to an "OYANer" (a One Year Adventure Novel student) who is also a fantasy-writer himself, to share some reflections for other writers and their parents.
Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer I daydreamed ferociously when I was a kid. Nothing pleased me so much as slipping away from people and situations to hunt fancies in my head. And why curb my imagination? Wasn’t daydreaming my source of creative ingenuity? I trusted to imagination to achieve my dream of becoming a writer, or, as I put it then, a “poetess.” Ha.
Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Writers, when you get a critique document or someone tells you, "Hey, I read your novel—" I can be almost certain of some of your reactions: your heartbeat quickens, your stomach knots, and you think why-oh-why did I ever want to be a writer?
Daniel Schwabauer I loved Star Trek as a kid. Not the one with Captain Picard. The one with Captain Kirk. Yes, I am that old. The show taught me two things.
Daniel Schwabauer The more I write, the more I value story over words.