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Goodreads asked Sharon Feldt:

How do you get inspired to write?

Sharon Feldt As a youngster, I read all the time. After school, on weekends, on vacations--I loved seeing myself in the midst of adventures that someone else had created! I wanted to be a cowboy, Clara Barton, Aladdin, the 4th musketeer, a princess, a pirate, a ballet dancer. As I grew up---no,---as I matured--(I don't EVER want to grow up!) I realized that I could create my own adventures and share them with others! I began writing as a kid--nothing spectacular, but plays to act out with my cousins, stories for my family to read, poems for classes. It all came together when I won a poetry contest and went to Orlando to pick up my "award". The award ceremony had two incredible guest speakers: Maya Angelou and Vincent Price. Both were encouraging to the attendees and award recipients. Maya Angelou said words that would inspire me to go forward: "Everyone has a story. Go write yours."
Sharon Feldt As a youngster, I read all the time. After school, on weekends, on vacations--I loved seeing myself in the midst of adventures that someone else had created! I wanted to be a cowboy, Clara Barton, Aladdin, the 4th musketeer, a princess, a pirate, a ballet dancer. As I grew up---no,---as I matured--(I don't EVER want to grow up!) I realized that I could create my own adventures and share them with others! I began writing as a kid--nothing spectacular, but plays to act out with my cousins, stories for my family to read, poems for classes. It all came together when I won a poetry contest and went to Orlando to pick up my "award". The award ceremony had two incredible guest speakers: Maya Angelou and Vincent Price. Both were encouraging to the attendees and award recipients. Maya Angelou said words that would inspire me to go forward: "Everyone has a story. Go write yours."

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