How did Roald Dahl become an author?
During World War II, Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot. After he was sidelined by severe headaches in 1941, Roald was transferred to Washington, DC where C.S. Forester encouraged Roald to write about his experiences in the Royal Air Force (RAF).
That writing, Dahl's first published work, appeared in the 1 August 1942 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, and was titled "Shot Down Over Libya".
Roald Dahl was shot down in a plane in WW II and when he went to America a writer asked him to give him facts about what it was like so that he could write a newspaper article about it. Roald Dahl did, and the writer mailed back and said that he had only asked for the facts, but Roald Dahl had written a really good story about it. It was so good, the writer…