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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.

Creating and Marketing.

I enjoy the process of writing as much as I have ever loved drawing and painting. Both activities have this in common; they are introverted tasks. I am an introvert! I am a loner when it comes to expressing my creativity, and yes, I enjoy sharing my process, but I have great difficulty promoting my work. When I need to promote to market, I get nervous and self-conscious and go into it dragging my feet. It’s not that I don’t want to make sales or have my work noticed; of… Read more Creating and Marketing.

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.

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.

Promoting an extraordinary editor and writer.

Dawn Renee Greer helped me with my memoirs which have now been picked up by a traditional publisher, so if you require editing help, check out The Purple Semicolon. Thanks to Dawn, my writing career has taken off and I am now writing my first thriller. So, if you are wanting quality editing, you might want to get in touch with her at: The Purple Semicolon. I know she came through for me in as big way.

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