I remember opening my dads closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.
I always wanted to be a musician from when I was kid. It was always a massive dream of mine. School was also really really important to me and having an education was top of my priority. So I really wanted to have a degree before I tried anything in the music industry.
Author Profession: US Playwright
Ive seen kids turn their lives around. Its usually a kid whos outside of the team-sport world, or maybe has a darker personality or doesnt fit in. Skateboarding ends up being something they latch onto. It sounds hokey, but finding a focus on something - whether its skateboard or playing your guitar - can be life changing.
Author Profession: US Coach
I am really drawn to damaged characters, and I have a lot of sympathy for them. Making those complicated characters empathetic is something to strive for. Its too easy to create a good guy or a good girl.
Author Profession: German writer, critic