Use your travel experiences to write

 

 

I think about ways of why I wanted to write. I love travelling and so I did use my trips to create some of my manuscripts. Think of that: the food I’ve tried, the people I’ve met along the way in the destinations served as great characters. Everyone has a story to tell. I know mine. So, what’s yours then?

 

I spent years trying to figure out the why for everything in life. Why did I want to become a writer? After all, it shouldn’t be a mystery, right? I did what I loved the most while some folks told me I was crazy to be sitting all day long looking at the computer screen. It wasn’t all about the computer screen. The time I’ve spent driving while on the way to work, for example, was one of the most incredible ones, because it contributed immensely to the stories I created inside my head and the beautiful characters who I fell in love with. The answers are all inside of me and even though I didn’t know that back then, all I needed was a computer and keyboard to express my thoughts. After all, it wasn’t only the car trips or my travelling that made me think about those stories, but my own experiences and the way I lived through them and perceive them. I wish I could find my old diaries I collected when I was a teen, but after moving from town to town due to my father’s job changing locations or new marriages, they all ended up being destroyed. Instead of them, I had to rely on old pictures and my own memories. Overtime, I set my own goals and learned how to shape my craft. During this period, I did some amazing and unforgettable trips, saw the community out there, and had tons of fun, while taking a writing course that helped me to keep myself motivated. The destinations, including Arizona, Brazil, The Bahamas, Europe and Orlando were some of the locations I used on my novels and that help me to give my characters a real life.

 

 

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