My Shakespeare & Co. — the place that inspired me to write — was my local library. I didn’t join a writing group until many years later.
David L. Ulin found both inspiration and support at a bookstore he helped to open.
That support — and the feeling of being taken seriously as a writer — is, I suspect, something we all crave.
I think I first felt support for my fiction when, at my first writers conference, an agent took seriously my accidental elevator pitch. But that’s a story for another day.
I’m curious. When did you first feel supported as a writer?
What Shakespeare & Co. taught me about being a writer – LA Times