Stephen Oram

1. What made you want to become a writer? I’d love to say it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a small child and without it I’d curl up and die. But, that wouldn’t be true. The reality is that although I enjoyed studying English literature at school I was persuaded to focus on …

Levi Andrew Noe

1. What made you want to become a writer? I really think that I have always wanted to be a writer. I have notebooks from elementary school in which I proclaim my future self to be a “rich and famus auther” or something to that effect. The author part of that statement has come true, still …

Terry Kloth

1. What made you want to become a writer? A general predilection for suffering. But really, it's been an evolution. I was always fascinated by the clever tricks good writers, performers, even lawyers could play by using words. Long before reading Oscar Wilde or Voltaire, I'd watch guys like John Cleese on Faulty Towers or Leslie …

Steven Stam

1. What made you want to become a writer? Reading and wanting to express myself. I originally was trying to think of something witty and funny to say here, but I love stories. I love reading them and creating them. It is strange too, I can write a great story, but I cannot tell a great …

Mark Conard

1. What made you want to become a writer? I started writing somewhat by accident. I started working on a screenplay in grad school with a friend of mine. When we began, we didn't have any particular genre in mind; we just wanted to come up with a story, and it turned out to be a …

Spencer K. M. Brown

1. What made you want to become a writer? I’m not sure if there is only one thing that made me want to be a writer. I think mostly it had to do with the joy I found in reading, how intimate a story can be if the writing is honest and true. Writing is the …

Kellie Carle

1. What made you want to become a writer? Well, my journey as a writer did not start because of a love for reading. I actually started writing very late. This is probably due to my severe lack of reading. The story I tell most often about what made me want to become a writer is …

Mackenzie Jervis

1. What made you want to become a writer? I’ve wanted to be a writer as far back as I can remember. In Elementary School my friends and I would sit huddled together thinking up stories about heroic girls and then reenact them. We loved the idea of creating a world of our own and escaping …

Noah Smith

1. What made you want to become a writer? I was always really taken with the arts while I was growing up. I did community theater, visual arts, and played music. I ended up pursuing fine art at conservatory and then studied illustration briefly at college. Then I did the band thing and traveled and wrote …

Alicia Anthony

1. What made you want to become a writer? I have always been a writer. Not professionally, of course. But I was the kid in grade school with her nose in a book and the one in college that would rather write the essay than take the exam. And to this day I’d choose email or …