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Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body

Excerpt from Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body.



Even as a child, I knew that I was different than how I physically presented. Not with any clarity, mind you, but I did know there was something about me that was off. It seemed to me that I somehow had the wrong pieces. Yes, I was a puzzle with pieces belonging to another box.

Writing as I once painted.

I keep wondering about the reason why I’ve taken up writing, and the basic truth of it is that I have always been a storyteller. The difference is that for many decades, my stories were described in oils. Yes, I used to be a paintress, so drawing and painting were the mediums that I shared those stories. Then, I hurt my drawing hand on a couple of occasions, making it painful to hold a brush in hand for more than a few minutes. I could have felt a deep loss,… Read more Writing as I once painted.

My Creative Life.

I have rarely felt this alive. Writing this thriller, this story pulled from what I wish to read, is having an effect I had not imagined, it’s deepening my understanding of people, of how we act and react to trauma. In my process of creating this fictitious world, I have had to do plenty of research, on a variety of topics, from things like car models to pine tree air fresheners and speaking at a University, or the trauma of this event, that situation, so on and so forth. I… Read more My Creative Life.

Becoming the Writer I Dreamed.

I began write a couple of years ago in regards to my memoirs, but the fact of the matter is that I had been writing for quite some time, usually notes, descriptions for my paintings or putting down memories. I was an artist, a paintress for decades before ever imagining I could really write. Then, I decided I just had to write my memoirs and I wasn’t sure of myself or my skills, which I admit, were not too professional. So I hired a co-writer of sorts, someone with the… Read more Becoming the Writer I Dreamed.

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