Thursday, 26 March 2015
Did someone ask you to write books? by Cavan Scott
Afterwards, the class set about asking me questions they'd prepared that morning.
Right at the end of the Q&A session, a girl at the back put up her hand.
"Did someone ask you to become a writer," she asked, "or did you just decide to do it anyway?"
What a brilliant question!
The great thing about being a writer is that you don't need anyone's permission. If you want to write, just write.
Yes, getting something published can be more difficult. There are a lot of gatekeepers out there, from agents to the publishers themselves, but no one can stop you creating.
I realise that this isn't particularly profound or maybe even original point, but its one I needed yesterday, on one of those days when it feels like you're hitting your head against a particularly thick wall.
In future, on days like that, I'm going to remember that question.
And then write.
He's written for Doctor Who, Skylanders, Adventure Time, Angry Birds, Penguins of Madagascar and Warhammer 40,000 among others. He also writes Roger the Dodger and Bananaman for The Beano as well as books for reluctant readers of all ages.
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