I am not a writer. I am a storymaker.
Writing is the form most naturally taken by the worlds inside me--it is the voice of the stories I so love to share.
A true writer writes, first, to be read. He does not write for money. He does not write for fame or love or hatred or even the satisfaction of a job well done. He writes so others might read or hear or see what he has worked so hard to build. He writes to share the story.
I was making stories before I could talk. I write because I am driven to share my stories with the world--so that others can see what I have seen. The love of wordcraft has come as almost an afterthought.
Moreover, I love science fiction and fantasy. I grew up reading Tom Swift and Star Wars. When I was twelve, I read Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. I was enthralled by the world of Narnia. I was captured by the greats of science fiction--by Asimov, Heinlein and Herbert. My favorite book was Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.
Magic is the undiscovered country of the story world--it is the high technology of a galaxy far far away. It is the novelty and the mystery that makes a story interesting, that pulls the reader onward and brings the sun over the horizon.
Quite simply, I write for the love of the story.