Biography of An Avid Writer


I was born to write yet, I never thought myself to be an inheritor of the talent… 

My father told me I wrote on everything–from walls, to floors to furniture. I always had something to write about. I never spoke much as a child. I was always a good listener and I observed people and their habits carefully. I would go to bed thinking of them and making up stories of what was secretly happening behind closed doors.
I remember the first book given to me was Peter Rabbit by author Beatrix Potter. I would read it daily and to my parents before bed. My father told me, one evening, he found the book completely re-written in my usual chicken-scratch. He had me decipher the new storyline, and to read aloud my ‘edited version’. He was speechless; I  had completely made the story my own.  I was five years old at that time.
Throughout my studies of English literature in University, I was soon introduced to the writings and poetry of Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Virgina Woolf and other great women writers. I was astonished at their brilliance, profound use of words and fascinating stories. Authors and poets of this caliber changed me forever.
That being said, I’ve decided to liberate my mind of  my literary possessions for my future generations of writers, students and family.
I, too, will endeavor to write my first novel.  
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
 Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody”  ~Jane Austen
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” ~Beatrix Potter
“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ~Virginia Woolf


Much love and welcomed support,

An Avid Writer



5 thoughts on “Biography of An Avid Writer”

  1. I found my way to your blog from one of Jennifer Becton’s tweets. I enjoyed your interview with her. As for writing, keep going and don’t get discouraged! I just published my first novel, Mr. Darcy’s Proposal, after working on it for what seems like ages. It’s really gratifying to see my words and ideas in print. So far the reviews have been great. Keep at it!

  2. Enjoyed your interview of Jennifer Becton. I’d also like to offer encouragement for you to keep writing. I just published my first novel, Mr. Darcy’s Proposal, an Austen “What if” Story. Other authors have been very encouraging and so far the book is doing really well. Keep writing!

  3. Hi Rosita,

    Do you mean that you are writing a contemporary book? Do you have a title yet? Best wishes with it. Things are going very well with mine and it should be published this summer. I haven’t been given a date. See you on twitter!

  4. How is your novel going? I love your blog. It is so pretty:)

    • Thank you so much for the blog compliment Samantha! My novel is going very well. I now have more appropriate work days that will now give me the time needed to proceed forward. Thank you for your interest and very nice to meet you too, Rosita, An Avid Writer

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