The core memory or experience is a blank page.
Connecting with people and places is a good thing to do.
A collection of 13 dictionaries, an obsession with books and all the other wonderful tools of a reader and writer.
Having a tactile experience with book, pen and paper (or go digital).
Many years doing all the above.
Doing it for yourself.
Loving the written word.
Love to tell stories and listen to them.
Love to write them and read them.
Love to research.