Flashback: Early Theories on Writing

1995 (Megan is 14)

from January 1995

After I finished my first novel, I was unable to get inspired for about a month. What I mean by inspired is that the writing didn’t flow. When I am writing something that’s going to work, I don’t have to spend much time working things out. Anyway, during the month, I wrote a short story for English. It flowed. Very much so. I got 100% on it in fact. So I have a theory. When I’m not writing anything big, I have a lot of stored up “flowing power” so when I do write something, it’s really good.

from March 1995

My writing philosophy is to write something original that people remember; to make people think about themselves and their lives; and to make them never want to stop reading, even after the story is finished.

from May 1995

If someone were to ask me why I like to write, I’d have to say it’s very simple and very complicated. Writing is comparable to major activities in my life. One might as well ask why I like to breathe or eat. As for the complicated part, it’s like this. Writing is the special thing in my life. I feel totally happy when I’m writing something that’s flowing. It’s the joy of creation. I can’t think of how to explain it better.

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