I’m not entirely sure how this works but I thought I’d give it a try. Elizabeth Sharp is starting a blog hop to help writers network.
Apparently this week we all post on the same question:
What inspired you to start writing?
That was a long time ago! I think… it was Star Wars. I was very young, and I had a crush on Han Solo and disliked Princess Leia. I don’t exactly remember the inciting incident but at some point I realized I was allowed to tell stories as well as absorb them, and I promptly set out to make a Princess Leia who was nicer to Han Solo.
I also submitted a very earnest proposal to a magazine about Muppets for a featured story cycle featuring shapeshifting Muppets.
And I invented She-Ra. I called her She-Woman, and she was Adam’s twin sister, and she had a winged unicorn. I can’t remember if I tried submitting that anywhere, but I know it was a couple years before She-Ra appeared….