Poem: Becoming a Writer

Becoming a Writer

To become a
Writer

You must read
Books

and

Often write your
Story

In mind-numbing solitude,
Alone.

© 2012
Jimmie A. Kepler

Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.

2 thoughts on “Poem: Becoming a Writer”

  1. This reminds me of something the artist Georgia O’Keeffe is reported to have said when she was annoyed with someone for pestering her with questions about how she went about her craft: ‘A painter paints! Now let me get back to work!’

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