How to Know If You're Really a Writer
Longing to write a book but unsure if you're meant to do it? Our favorite authors share their wake-up calls—moments that you can look for in your own life.
Has Someone Already Told You That You're a Writer?
"In the summer of 1998, I was working at Glacier National Park, where I met my then girlfriend, now wife. I was a gardener and she was a waitress at Many Glacier Lodge. During this time, I wrote her many lascivious love letters and poems. She said, 'You should be a writer,' and I said, 'Okay.' So many years and so many books later, it's all been an attempt to impress a pretty girl. Growing up, I was an obsessive reader, but I had never considered writing as a profession. Sometimes it takes that one person—a teacher, a parent, a friend, a lover—to give you a nudge and help you find your path." — Benjamin Percy, Red Moon