A.R. Williams developed a love for reading at a very young age and in the fourth grade, when an assignment to write their own works of fiction was given, it occurred to him that he too could craft tales for others to enjoy.
Although A.R. did not pursue this desire right away, he continued to have a voracious appetite for reading from the amazing comics of Spider-Man, The X-Men, and Elf Quest, to the fantasy stories of Weiss and Hickman in the "Dragonlance Chronicles", and the science fiction adventures of Miles and Aral Vorkosigan in Lois McMaster Bujold's stories about Barrayar.
During a membership in a book club, A.R. discovered that there were books dedicated to teaching amateur writers more about the craft of writing. He snatched up a twin-pack written by Phyllis A. Whitney. Soon after, A.R., scoured bookstore shelves adding to his library and slowly learning different facets of what it took to be a writer. He started putting that knowledge to the test, crafting stories of the imagination in science fiction and fantasy genres.
To improve his skills, A.R. Williams joined the Science Fiction and Fantasy Online Writing Workshop when it was still hosted by Del Rey. The critiques he received and gave helped to further hone his developing talent. At this time A.R. was writing more, but not submitting his work to the markets. With the advancement of the internet and the ability to find new markets from sites such as Ralan's and Duotrope's Digest, A.R. entered the field in a serious attempt to become a published author.