I've been writing for as long as I can remember. At one point in 1995, I decided I could write something longer than four or five pages and that all it would take would be dedication, motivation and consistent effort. Okay, I have since learned that skill, talent, knowledge and education help as well.
Mjor Influences? R.A. Salvatore, Richard Adams, Larry McMurty, James Clavell, J.R.R Tolkien, Terry Brooks.