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How did you come to writing?

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Does that title sound strange?

It does to me, because the more obvious title would be "How did you become a writer?"

To me, those two things are not the same. Becoming a writer is when you  know, over time, or in some cases, maybe suddenly, that you are a writer. That it is what you want to do, or what you have to do.
But coming to writing is different, almost like stumbling across it by chance, like it is thanks to a coincidence or maybe luck that you've discovered that you are a writer.
And that's what I want to share with you today. How I came to writing by chance.

A few years ago, a successful homegrown TV show called Outrageous Fortune aired here in New Zealand over a number of years. It was one of the most successful shows produced in New Zealand and got a huge fanbase over the years. A total of six series was produced, with the final sixth series airing in 2010.

A serious cliffhanger at the end of series five left the audience gasping with their mouths open, ju…