Monday, 8 January 2018

My Origin

Today's blog post is from a prompt from the DIY MFA Book Club - which I highly recommend you join.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Whenever I am asked about what made me want to become a writer, I actually struggle to answer. I remember watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a young girl, and I loved April, who was a journalist/reporter at the time. I was young and naïve.

But I was fascinated by her. Although she didn't write, she led me to the world of news reporting. I didn't want to be in front of the camera, I wanted to be the one getting the news.

I then discovered writing magazines early on and started writing short stories and novels. I explored the possibility of being a newspaper reporter, but nothing came of that.

And here I am now, writing away. Nowadays, my inspiration is Richard Castle! I like his quirky ways. But as long as I don't procrastinate as often as he does, I will be okay.

And I would love to revisit my lovely April. I wonder what job she has now?

How about you? When did you realise that you were a writer?


  1. I bet April is a big time producer now, in charge of her own company. My own fictional inspiration was Jo March of Little Women :-) @mirymom1 from
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  2. I also wanted to be a writer from an early age, after I read Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree, I decided I didn't want the story to end so wrote my own sequel! Which I read to my young friends, who then asked me to write more. I didn't continue with the Faraway Tree series though, as I'd started to get my own characters in my head and that's where it all began...

  3. I am so pleased I am not the only one who loved April. Often I get met with a blank stare. As I wrote this post, I couldn't really put my finger on how or why it was her, but it did all start with April.

  4. I love your blog Ingrid. It looks great! I didn't watch TMNT growing up,so I can't relate there, but I love Richard Castle and Castle. There is a line of books written by "Richard Castle" based off the show that are fun, too.

    1. Have you read any? I haven't (yet!) but do intend to do so soon!


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