“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Beautiful words from the late Toni Morrison (1931-2019). We write not only because we are passionate, but because the words demand to be written.

No two writers are exactly the same, and really, we cannot be defined simply by types. As authors we are snowflakes with our own strengths and weaknesses, swirling around in the flurry that is all the literature ever created. Personally, sometimes I think I should cool it on the metaphors, but I love them too much!

Write what you love. Write what inspires you. Write what you cannot stop thinking and dreaming about. We are constantly improving our craft and learning stops nowhere. We are ever changing, ever growing, ever expanding our skills. How beautiful is that?

Amy is the Author Engagement Intern for KWL. She helps answer author questions and programs the book promotions and deals on the Kobo site. She comes up with creative blog content on the craft and business of self-publishing, book news, and more. Amy studied Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa and Publishing at Ryerson University. She has worked as a content author of literature study guides and an online literature educator.