“I have written a great many stories
and I still don’t know how to go about it
except to write it and take my chances.”
You are such a talent, how did you come to be a writer?
My earliest inspiration for writing came by way of encouragement from an English teacher who set the bar high, expecting each of her students to do their best. Mrs. Layfield was a former college professor who passed on an appreciation for the romantic era poets of the Lake District in England. She gave me the inspiration to write poetry.
Not long after college I began writing technical manuals on equipment that I had used and worked on previously. Much of my career involved technical writing in its various forms; maintenance manuals, how-to books; science fair kit instructions, training manuals and later knowledge base articles for corporate technology. I used this background as a springboard into more creative copy writing; things like scripts for promotional product videos, brochures and such.
Just over a year ago in the summer of 2011, a friend encouraged me to try writing fiction, so I wrote my first short story. That led to another short story and a novella. Those short stories and the novella make up, Closed Doors, A Trilogy.
Where can we find your work?
You can find much of my work on my blog: http://RichWeathelry.WordPress.com
“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them – words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.”
Ignite your Creativity has a new look and format. We will be continuing with an updated “Monthly Spark” which will contain interesting articles on the creative process, book recommendations, monthly writing prompts, free wallpaper, and a healthy dose of inspiration designed to ignite your creativity! During each month also stay tuned for interesting interviews with “creatives” from different mediums who will share with us their creative process. Exciting times lie ahead as we will be changing some of our coaching programs and adding new self-paced e~courses starting September 10th.