Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being a part of career day at the middle school near me. There are a lot of aspiring authors out there. One student was kind enough to let me read a couple of his poems and they were amazing. Others are already writing their own stories. It was great to chat with them about a career as a writer.
I invited students to help name a character in the EMBRACE sequel HOLD TIGHT. There were so many great names submitted that I may just have to put them in a hat, close my eyes, and let chance decide which go on to be a part of the contest I’ll be hosting toward the end of the month. Be sure to stop back for more information on that!
Top questions from students:
(Q) What do I love most about being a writer?
(A) Meeting readers, creating new characters, and seeing what trouble I can get them into.
(Q) What’s the hardest part about being a writer?
(A) If you choose to be traditionally published then finding an agent/editor.
What are seventh graders reading? Top answer from the students polled: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
I’d like to thank the school for having me. I hope the students enjoyed learning about what an author does as much as I enjoyed talking to them.