Why do I write?- Barbara Wallace July 25 2014

I get an idea from who knows where, then have an opening and an ending.  And I just write toward that ending.  No notes or outlines or ideas all written down ahead of starting the story,  I”m sure my EDGAR nominations and winners came from my love of Charles Dickens.  I went to the moon when reviewers mentioned the word “Dickensian” about several of my stories.  

One other point I will make in closing - we eat when we’re hungry.  We drink when we’re thirsty.  We sleep when we need to.  But why people write, or paint, or sculpt is a mystery to me, really.    

-Barbara Wallace