The Writers Voice is a multi author blog where prominent authors from around the web come together and share their thoughts on all things literary or otherwise. Here is a peek at our team of authors!
When you were growing up,
what did you want to be?
“Everything. I wanted to be everything. Though mostly an artificial intelligence specialist.”
“It varied year by year. For a while, I thought I wanted to be a doctor or veterinarian. I even took Latin as my foreign language because I thought it would give me a solid base in medicine. The thing is, I don’t like science or math. That just goes to show you that we have no idea what we’re doing when we’re young!”
“I wanted to be a ballerina, an archaeologist, and a rock star. All at the same time. The problem was, I had never taken a ballet lesson, I don’t really like getting dirty, and I can’t sing at all. So I decided that being a writer would allow me to be all of those things whenever I wanted!”
“A dance teacher (which I am!).”
–Amy Maurer Jones
“Growing up I always wanted to do something that had to do with animals in some way. I have rarely encountered a domestic pet that doesn’t like me, cats in particular.”
“A fantasy character.”
“A zookeeper; I actually took one of those aptitude tests as an adolescent and zookeeper is what it suggested I become. I was like, "YES!" this is a sign from God, lol. I've always been a big animal lover. Then when I became a teenager, my passionate love for animals some how mellowed and like most teenybopper girls of the 80s, boys became the focus.”
“I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot. My grandfather was in the RAF and he used to take us to these air shows every year. My sister and I loved them—her even more than me, I think. I was dead set on flying fighter jets, until the RAF recruiter said I was out of luck. I was a woman, shortsighted, and too tall. Basically, I was screwed.”
“I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be an author. There was never anything else in my mind. I could only see myself writing every since I was eight years old. Before that I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to be a ninja…I remember that. But other than that I had nothing but “author” as my future career.”
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