Grew up in small town in Ohio... Lately, have been experimenting with my love of simple "doodle art." As in my profile pic. Easier than writing at times!!! Make a mistake and no body cares! :D
Except for high school there have been nil lessons in writing! I just thoughts and what I feel and see put to words. A lot comes from childhood memories and never feeling I had a voice nor courage to gain one. My writings I remember were dismissed as dark... waste of time. I actually won a poetry contest in high school. My mother was a writer who I of course shared my little gem from my heart. I can still remember waiting for her approval. Well, I won the contest... she rewrote some of it. I laid the pen down until years later and then for the most part kept my words, my soul, my heart well hidden. Now I am ready! Talent? I think perhaps some innate way with words. My thoughts on that. Sometimes after writing a piece I may visit it again a few months later. Sometimes I am surprised and pleasantly so. I wrote that? Nah! A spirit must have climbed inside as I could not have created that. So much more to learn before I can truly feel I can write and write well.