I have always been a story teller. When I would play with my friends in our neighborhood on the Eastern Shore, I was always the one who would come up with the scenario. If we played army, or cowboys and indians, I would suggest the plot of our adventure. I did not always focus on writing as I also enjoyed art, especially painting. I thought art would be my career but that has not turned out as I had imagined it would. Recently I became involved with performing pieces at a local theater. It is called No Shame Theatre. All that is required is that what ever you perform must be original, under five minutes and you can not break anything; including the law. This has motivated me to return to my childhood of creative story telling and pursue writing. An advantage of writing over painting is that writing takes up less room and is much more mobile.
Stephen Olson in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1962 On the Eastern Shore
What do you love about Short Stories?They force you to get to your point.
Do you write in other forms?I write short plays.
What distracts you from writing?Technology, Television, Computers
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Art, Information Technology
What is your favourite book?Anything Steinbeck
Who are your favourite writers?Steinbeck, Bukowski and Choen Brothers
Where is your dream location?A quiet location with breathtaking scenery.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Egotisim
Do you have any advice for new writers?Get a job, then write.
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