Today we continue our Dancing With The Pen blog tour with an interview with young writer Daniel Williams. Daniel is an eighteen-year-old 12th grader from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In addition to writing, his hobbies include reading, dancing, singing, and riding his bike. He is passionate about giving back to his community and is very active within the youth antiviolence movement. He is a featured young writer in Dancing With The Pen: a collection of today's best youth writing.
Your piece "Water-Bio Poem" was published in Dancing With The Pen. How did you get your idea for this poem?
It is a sort of autobiography poem I wrote about water where I describe what water is like. It comes naturally to me and I write how I feel. I write mostly about my life.
Have you been writing for a long time?
Yes, I have been writing for eight years. One thing I like about writing is that I can express myself the way I write and feel.
What books do you enjoy reading?
Sharon M Draper, Walter Dean Myers and the late E. Lynn Harris are a few of my favorite authors.
What are you working on now?
I’m publishing my first book titled Brothers Stand Strong. I will continue writing short stories. I plan to down the road do my own writing reality show on YouTube.
Do you have any advice for other writers, or for other young people going after their dreams?
Write what you know and write from your heart. In general, follow your heart with what you want out of life.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for giving young writers like myself a chance to share our works with the world.
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