The other day, my daughter asked me to write down the words as she composed an original song. She's seven, btw. She's also started a book of her own about fairies and a dragon.
And my son, who's ten, has decided to write his own series of books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid style. (Not for publishing, he assures me, as he would never want to "steal" an idea--just for himself, for fun.) He's composed several haiku poems as well. Pretty darn good ones if you ask me. Now that I think about it, he also wrote two books when he was very young: one about Abraham Lincoln and one about a knight named Dave the Brave.
Why am I telling you this? Besides wanting to brag on my kids a little, that is? Because I find it interesting that in my entire family I don't know of a single writer. And yet both my kids show an interest in it. And I'm wondering...
What about you? Anyone come from a family of writers? Or are you the only one?