Why We Write—from Tracy Hickman

At the recent Superstars Writing Seminar in Salt Lake City, bestselling fantasy author Tracy Hickman joined us  to sit in on some of the lectures. At the end of Friday, for a Q&A session with myself, Brandon Sanderson, David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, Eric Flint, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tracy asked me if he could have the microphone for ten minutes because he had something to say.  I didn’t know what he had in mind, but I was sure it would be something interesting.

He told one of the most moving stories I have ever experienced in my life.  I am incredibly glad we were recording it.

Tracy is an adventure writer who crafts extremely popular entertaining novels that are enjoyed by millions of readers.  No, his books don’t show up on Oprah’s Book Club; he doesn’t win the Pulitzer or the Nobel Prize in Literature.  But, as his story demonstrates, he has a profound impact on his readers, nevertheless.  That’s a writer’s job.

With Tracy’s permission, we have made the recording available.  You can hear Tracy’s 10-minute talk by going to the Superstars website; scroll down and click on “Tracy Hickman Story” in the middle of the page.  Tracy Hickman’s webpage is http://www.trhickman.com/

Please take a few minutes to listen.