1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? … Well, the truth is I have always been a writer, but for many years I was deep in the closet. My dad was a newspaper editor, so we always had access to paper and a typewriter, so I spent hours as long as I can remember writing weird stories (and of course that high school period of really bad, angst-ridden poetry). As a film/theatre major I focused on film theory, criticism and playwriting. At a certain point I had surpassed all the classes our school could offer and I was given independent studies in these two areas….
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in elementary school. I wrote a newsletter for my family called “The Pakkala Printer Press.” It told my family about all the goings-on (which, in retrospect, they already knew about)….
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? The short answer is, I don’t remember! That’s how long ago it was. It probably started with reading, which was a big activity in my house, but then no one else became a writer (I’m one of seven kids), so I probably have some kind of defective gene. I wrote stories all through school, but got serious about it in my twenties, after moving to NYC….
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