Mr. John Mantooth, author of The Year of the Storm really gave us some great tips on writing, such as how he chose his characters and how he came up with a setting for his novel. He also shared with us why he chose the first person point of view for his fiction novel rather than third person. He shared how his novel could be considered “supernatural” or not – he wanted to leave that up to his readers. John also revealed that Walter Pike, one of his protagonists, was really based on his grandmother. Essentially, John took over the show today. He gave us tips on writing and he was the professional example. It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with him.