How I became a writer. Part 1

How I became a writer. Part 1.

Like many things in life, so many things come to us in unexpected ways. I never studied to be a writer. It probably shows but so be it. I write the way I want to, and I think of myself as a storyteller more than a writer.

The truth of the matter is that my background is in Industrial Design and manufacturing. The writing? Well, it happened this way…

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I had written poems secretly for years. When I say years, it all began about the age of 12. I used to write in notebooks, it was mostly poetry and had nothing to do with books or short stories.

The writing came somewhat naturally. I enjoyed writing poetry. I filled notebook upon notebook and wrote every day. I assume it kept me sane while I was growing up.

After years and years of writing in secret and hiding my little notebooks, we had a death in the family. I was in my twenties, my beloved grandfather passed away. I would not be able to attend the funeral. My brother and mother were going to Hungary to attend the funeral.  All I could think was…

I had to say goodbye to my grandfather…

I decided to write a letter to him, to be read at the funeral. This letter was somewhat of a story, a poem, and my way to say goodbye.

When my mom read it, she of course cried and asked how I was able to write this letter. At that time, I finally told them that I had been writing for years. I guess that was the start of something. But that was only the beginning.

The poems sometimes grew into short stories and the short stories broke up into poems and so on.

None of this was learned nor did I have much interest in writing or reading at the time. I did what I wanted, how I wanted. To this day I despise people analyzing poems that others wrote. I have my reasons but mostly it is because you have no clue what I am thinking.  Even if you tried to guess you could be wrong. If you like the poem, enjoy it.

If you relate to it and feel emotionally touched by it, that is amazing. But don’t try to get inside my head…

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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