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Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

After I wrote my memoir, with help from a professional writer, I thought I was done with the craft. After all, my goal was to share how I went through life in the wrong body, and that would be it. I hoped that, at best, my memoir might prove helpful to anyone going through something similar. It was also cathartic for me. Then, something happened. I had the bug, the writing bug, that is. From that moment, I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing. Hell, I just… Read more Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

Why you should read my book.

I can say right off that this is not the story of a heroine, because I am decidedly not such a person. There have been memoirs written by women like myself, women of trans origin. I originally started putting words to my Pages app a few years ago, mostly because I needed to read my own words and work through my feelings and try and get a better understanding of who I am. When I began to transition, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders because now… Read more Why you should read my book.

Reviews Needed!

Dear friends, my memoir “Breaking Free; 45 years in the wrong body” could really use reviews to help generate a more substantial online presence. Since signing on with Brainspired Publishing, all the positive reviews on Amazon disappeared, and I’m left with just a new revue that manages to misgender me (I wish I knew how to delete it). It is traumatizing to check on Amazon and see that review. Now, it’s not my publishers’ fault, not at all. I had to delete the old link so that they could set… Read more Reviews Needed!

Finding My Way.

My way so far is shaping out to be a dark thriller. It has plenty of gore, it’s fast-paced and contains elements that are both shocking and realistic. However, I did have some trepidations about taking on the topic for my first thriller because I know how it, by its very nature, may create strong reactions in some. I took time to reflect on why I am writing about that topic. Here is what I’ve concluded. I write because I have something to say, share, and express. Do I wish… Read more Finding My Way.

Achievable Goals.

I have never been good at setting goals or being exceptionally well organized; one could say that I’m something of a pantser (fly by the seat of your pants type). However, now that I feel more comfortable as a writer and know that I can tell a story, I am setting two goals for myself regarding this thriller I’m working on. 1. I will try to write 500 to 1000 words daily. 2. I want to complete the first draft by the Spring of 2023. Not the loftiest of goals… Read more Achievable Goals.

Creating new characters

I just created a new character, he will be a neighbour’s of Mary, the protagonist. He is a man in his sixties, an old school hippy, a good and decent man who doesn’t trust the Man (law enforcement, etc.) He and Mary get along and sometimes go foraging for wild mushrooms. He also taught Mary how to grow her own cannabis for medicinal purposes. Anyhow, Mary introduces him to her friend Teresa, an Officer in the S.Q. (Sureté du Québec). I find that having a mixed bag of friends can… Read more Creating new characters

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