After we featured her self-published book, The Hunting Season, in our Saturday Newsletter, we asked its young author Tara Prakash to write something for us about the process she went though. From here, it's over to Tara.
I got inspired to write The Hunting Season when I went to Wyoming and explored Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. We saw a lot of bears on that trip and I kept wondering what they were thinking about and what was in their heads.That was when The Hunting Season was born. So when I got home, I wrote on Microsoft Word a story about what I thought the bears would be thinking about, what their fears were and what events exploded excitement into them.
I started the story at age nine and finished the story right as I turned ten. I turned was almost eleven when we got it onto Amazon. If there's one thing I learned during this whole process, it's this: Keep on writing. All writing starts with one great idea.