- February 25, 2017 at 12:47 am #19142
Good Day, Sir. Mitch Albom! I am Shannen Faderoga a student of Saint Michael’s College of Laguna , Philippines. I’ve just finished reading your book – -Tuesdays with Morrie; to be honest I am not that much of a bookworm, Sir, but after reading your work, it inspired me to read more. If I may, I would like to ask a few questions:
*Where do you get your ideas?
*What is your writing process like?
*What advice do you have for writers?
– – That would be all, Thank you!March 27, 2017 at 10:33 am #19904
Thanks for your questions. Here are my answers, in order:
I tend to choose WHO I know as much as I might choose to write “what I know.” For inspiration, I look to the moments in my life when I was overwhelmed by emotion. And then I think what was behind those moments–is it something universal, that others might feel? If the answer is yes, I look to create a story from that moment.
2. Writing process:
I wake up early and I write. I don’t watch or read the news. I don’t like the outside world in yet. Only coffee. A lot of coffee. And then, I write.
Writing always begins with a story. This is a talk I gave to my colleagues at The Detroit Free Press. I hope you find useful tidbits here: http://www.mitchalbom.com/on-writing/
Are you a writer? What advice would you give to others?
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