Ann McKenna Fromm

WRITER:  Books, Essays, Ghostwriting

What’s it Like to be a Writer?

What's it Like to be a Writer? What’s it Like to be a Writer?

It’s lonely.

From the minute you are conscious, you feel different from everyone else. A child on the playground, you climb trees and roller skate and play Ring around the Rosie with all the other children, and yet, deep in your bones, you feel like an outcast. You write your first poem at age 7. Already, you sense that you were put on this earth to watch, listen, understand, and to empathize with others in order to write the truth about them. In eighth grade, you write your first short stories about your friends. You understand them.

But you don’t think anyone, ever, will understand you.