RTW: Who Do You Love?

Roadtrip Wednesday courtesy of YA Highway

This Week’s Topic: 

Who has helped you on your reading/writing/publishing journey? 

Hm, this is a more serious question. I’ve received a lot of support from my family. My mom started me off on the reading part of the journey with bed time stories and weekly visits to the library. She was definitely a driving force behind my writing too, always offering encouragement and putting up with my (terrible) poetry recitals.

I had a great English teacher in high school who was the first person to seriously encourage me towards being published. Since I started taking writing seriously, my fiancee has been fantastic. He’s a never ending source of emotional support and encouragement. He also acts as a critique partner, beta reader, and technical adviser.

Then there are the members of the critique site I’m involved with, all offering their opinions and advice on writing which has gone a long way to making me a better writer. Agents and other authors who are generous with their knowledge and time providing fantastic insight on this crazy world of writing and publishing. Blogs by author Janice Hardy and the agents of BookEnds have had the greatest impact.

The editor I worked with during the revisions of my first novel Dragon’s Teeth, Elizabeth Harvey, also had a big impact on my writing, teaching me so much about my own writing and the intricacies of polishing up a manuscript.

My readers. Without them I wouldn’t be able to be a writer. They’ve provided honest and constructive feedback and for that I thank each and every one of them.

I look forward to learning more from agents, editors, publishers and readers in the future.
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  • Sounds like all the right elements combined to make your writing happen 🙂

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Let’s hope so 😉 thanks for stopping by.

  • Sarah

    So sweet to remember the teachers that sparked inspiration! I love hearing stories like that. And yay for supportive family and hubs-to-be! Without that kind of support, writing would be a struggle for sure. 🙂

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Indeed! 🙂 Don’t know where I’d be without these special people in my life.

  • Alisonmiller20

    What a great list! There’s so much to learn and be thankful for. I loved this week’s RTW!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Thanks. Me too. Really got me thinking about all the people who’ve helped me on this journey.

  • Yes, Janice Hardy! She has no idea, but her site has been instrumental in my ability to craft a good story. Her site is a goldmine.

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Yes, yes it is. And Janice herself is such a lovely person.

  • Carissa Anna Taylor

    Great post, and I totally should have listed Janice Hardy! I refer to her site at least five times a day! Love her!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Hehe thanks. I hope she knows how much we all appreciate her!