How to become a writer?

Easy enough question, yet so difficult to answer. It’s different for everyone. People have found many ways to become writers. Some are successful and sadly others aren’t.

I believe the first question that needs an answer is: Why do you want to become a writer?” Is it to become famous?, an authority?, because you’re good at it?, ’cause everyone says you should ?, because you love it?

There’s no correct answer, but it’s always good to know the motivation behind it. Once the raison d’ecrire is clear, the activity becomes easier. It becomes meaningful.

February, Kass quoteIn my case, I love writing. I can’t say it’s something that I liked since I was little. That’s far from reality. When I was younger I loved drawing and painting, writing wasn’t part of my list of activities. Something I enjoyed back then was listening to stories. In a way, I believe it’s because of them that now I feel the need of creating my own.

I clearly remember my grandparents telling me stories. My grandmother read “Cendrillion” to me every night the summer I turned seven. She liked to share with me her favorite romantic and fantastic stories. On the other hand, my grandfather didn’t retell fair tales during story time. He chose suspense and horror instead. Drink My Red Blood by Richard Matheson and Pig by Roald Dahl were some of his favorites. In a way, I want people to enjoy my writing as much as I did those stories my grandparents told me when I was younger.

As soon as the Why is clear, the How is defined. Writing becomes a journey.

“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.”

─ Isabel Allende

Join me in mine!

Best regards,

K.T. Castle

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I’m excited since my first book will be published in July. It’s called The Bridesmaid’s Checklist. It’s a story about a girl named Kassandra and how she finds love with the most unexpected person while planing her best friend’s wedding.

Here’s some more information about it:

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Kassandra is a single, independent woman who prides herself on her own success. But when she’s asked by her best friend Laura to be the Maid of Honor in her wedding, Kassandra finds herself questioning her lifestyle. Helping Laura plan the wedding is no problem—she’s done it before for all their other friends. The first time was a blast, the second super fun, but doing it without receiving any help from the rest of the girls gets old really fast.

The whole event kicks off with the worst kind of surprise when Kassandra discovers who her friend’s fiancé really is, and she’s torn between supporting Laura’s future happiness and hiding the deeply buried, intimate past she shares with the groom-to-be. Struggling to be the bigger person and do all the hard work on her own, Kassandra finds surprising comfort in Josh, the best man in the wedding and someone she’s been avoiding for years. He’s charming, thoughtful, handsome, and the worst kind of womanizer, but she just can’t seem to stay away. All the while, Kassandra can’t help wondering if the wedding could be any more cliché—until she finds unexpected ways to change things up a bit.

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K.T. Castle

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