So how the heck did I become a writer? And what experiences shaped me into the kind of writer I am today? I’d never thought deeply about this question until the editor at SolaFide Publishing asked me to contribute a guest post discussing the lessons I’ve learned during my development as a writer. The resultant essay surprised me, revealing unacknowledged influences and a dream that took a quarter-century to reach fruition. It’s a quirky, geeky story–a journey from library essays to fan fiction to the agonies of institutionalized creative writing–but shares epiphanies I think all writers will appreciate. The piece just went up today, so check out “From Captain Planet to Blue Karma: One Writer’s Journey to Authorship” on the SolaFide Publishing blog!