Hello, I am Bill Tiemann, an aspiring writer living in Birmingham, Alabama. I became interested in writing while studying music at the University of South Florida. Having to fulfill the undergraduate English requirements, I was inspired by a couple of professors who helped me to understand that I really could write. At one point I considered changing my major to English but I stuck with the music and graduated with a degree in vocal performance. I then began a profession in church music which lasted a lifetime. I have been writing all my life but only recently have I begun to get serious about writing as an avocation with an eye upon the idea that it may turn into a second career. I am presently working on a short story, a short novel and this blog.