I think I started writing when I was eight or nine, I am not sure which. When I leanred how to write stories I was hooked, I couldnt stop writing. Looking back they seem really lame, almost funny, but hey we all have to start somewhere right? I started taking writing as a serious career when I took Creative Writing in high school, and I havent stopped pushing onward since.
my inspiration...good question, I guess that I remembered reading a lot of a mystery books growing up that dealt with really childish mysteries and I always wanted to find a mystery writer who wrote more adult situation mysteries for kids. When I couldnt find any(with the exception of the Hardy boys series) I decided to create one myself, and so began the creation of characters, setting, and plot(all before I thought of writing as a career choice.) The characters in my book come from a combination of my school friends. None of the characters are created from one person. They are all little pieces of peoples characters.
I figured that kidnapping was a good adult topic that wouldnt cross lines with gruesomeness. Also ever mystery writer does a murder, to write another one would be over-killing an already over killed topic. Dont get me wrong, i love a good murder mystery, its just overdone is all. A kidnapping would also allow the group more leverage to find their own clues. In a murder the police would guard the crime scene too heavily.
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