I was nine years' old when I acquired the writing bug. I interviewed a guy on our street that had the best yard and asked him my very first interview question: "Which is better for plants, tap or rain water?" He replied, "Rain water," and I launched into researching all things related to plants and watering techniques. At nine years old.
This interview and research became a first draft, written long-hand. With edits, I typed out my first article for the one-run neighborhood 'zine, The Bentley Bugle, which I sold to neighbor Jimmy Flowers for a nickel.
I. Was. Hooked.
Writing short stories, I developed a love for research and character development. I served on my high school and college newspapers where my token phrase was "I have an idea." I love writing -- all kinds of writing: nonfiction, fiction, journalistic, magazine, blog and marketing. I apply tenacity and accuracy to interviewing, research, writing, editing and the entire editorial process when writing.
Thank you for checking out my author site, and don't forget to look at my blog, Near Your Altar.
~ Terrie Bentley McKee