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Why We Write: The Pressure of Young Promise

by Laura Maylene Walter

Department:The Literary Life
Issue:November/December 2010

Having won a fiction prize in college, Laura Maylene Walter entered postgraduate life with instant fame, but it wasn't long before she found herself disappointed both by her lack of commercial success and her work itself. Only after she returned to her writing roots did she regain her belief in the power of her prose.

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