Subject: Nurse becomes #1 best-selling author (in Fantasy!)

Sometimes there is no choice, sometimes the dream chooses you.

Best-selling author and Author Remake student Lori Thompson describes her path to making her dreams come true:

I am often asked why I chose to write my first book. Did I always dream of becoming an author? Have I always written stories? Or was it a bucket list item? My answer is I didn’t choose it, it chose me.

I am a nurse by profession and work as a nurse practitioner in a busy children’s hospital. Happy in my life and my work writing a book was never an ambition of mine. In fact, it never once crossed my mind. After I completed my doctorate in 2011 I spent the next four years running marathons. I spent many miles listening to audiobooks, finding them much more entertaining than music, which (to me) became too repetitive to hold my interest.

As the miles and the stories passed the concept of a story began to take shape in my mind. A new story. My story. Initially I tried to ignore it. It was a silly notion. What did I know about writing a book? The answer: Nothing! But with each mile I ran the more developed the story became. Scenes played out before my eyes like a motion picture. The more I resisted the more insistent the characters became that I tell their story. Literally, chasing me down until I gave in. Like Scarlet O’Hara, I was forced into a situation that I could have never seen coming. And like Scarlet O’Hara I summoned up the courage to face it.

You Must Write

Finally, I picked up my pen and began. The story came fast and furious, sometimes faster than I could write it down. All those imagined scenes and characters flooding my imagination and igniting a passion I did not know I possessed. It was the most exhilarating experience of my life!

Fiction writers are creative, passionate people with stories flowing through their minds at all times of the day and night. There is no peace until the story is written. At least that was my experience. I had no idea how to go about it but if I have learned anything it’s that YOU MUST WRITE! Every story is unique and every fiction writer has a story to tell, a new perspective to offer. Share your story with the world and you will find readers who love it too.

Now What?

My story was completed but now what? 

Go here to discover how Lori became a best-selling author and how you can get the same results.

To your success!

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Alinka Rutkowska 
Multi-Award Winning, #1 International Best-Selling Author; 5-Figure Author Challenge Host, CEO LibraryBub.