Writing

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Books

You aren’t the first person to start their journey to become a writer. It’s a long road ahead, but many people have walked it! Here are how some writers began their journey:

1. Toni Morrison
The Spark: A Writing Group

Morrison was a 35-year-old professor at Howard University when she joined a writing group just for fun. It soon became clear that she couldn’t remain in the group unless she actually wrote something, so she began toying with a story based on an African American girl she remembered from elementary school, who had proclaimed her wish to have blue eyes. Not too long after, Morrison divorced and moved to Syracuse, where she had few friends. To pass the time, she brought the story from her writing group back out and began expanding it into a novel. Five years after she started, Morrison had completed The Bluest Eye. Read More

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