Why I Write

Henry James said that a writer is a reader who has been moved to emulation. I’m struck by his use of the word “moved,” which implies there are intervening forces that affect, propel, or incite the reader to seek out the page for self-expression. Therefore, to answer the question of why I write, I must explore the forces that moved me.

I always knew I wanted to write, but I also decided at a very young age that I would become a lawyer. When my parents separated and then divorced, the eleven-year-old me assessed my mother’s situation. Read more…


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  1. Carrie Knight says:

    Congrats Shelby!! So happy for you. I can’t wait to purchase your book.

  2. Rich says:

    Looking forward to reading the website Shelby! I bookmarked for future reading as well. Good luck!

  3. Nancy Fox says:

    Hi Shelby,
    Love the website and your writing. Feels like I’m reading the writing of a friend. Very inspiring. Enjoy and best of luck. Looking forward to reading more..
    Nancy Fox
    (formely from SAG, now from OZ:)

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