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The Possibilities are Limitless

The Possibilities are Limitless

Being an author to me is more than just getting published and hitting the bestseller list. For me, it is about reaching people through my stories, either fiction or non-fiction; knowing that somewhere, someone is touched by my words as they come to life and spark another’s imagination. The struggle for many authors to make […]

September 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Appeal of Flawed Characters

The Appeal of Flawed Characters

To effectively create fictional characters, it is necessary to be an observer. Writers study people—their physical appearance, mannerisms, speech patterns, personalities, life experiences, motivations, and resulting actions. A writer can be inspired by a particular individual, or he/she might combine aspects of several people to create one character. As book-readers and TV-and-film viewers, we crave […]

October 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
I Used to be a Writer

I Used to be a Writer

“How about I meet you up at the…ah…the…office at the front? You know, the place with the desk?” My husband responds quickly and kindly. “The lobby?” “Well, sure,” I respond, “but there’s another word I’m thinking of here.” We’ve danced this dance before and he knows I’m not going to drop it until the word […]

July 3, 2016 | By | 27 Replies More
Taking Risks with Co-Writing Diversity

Taking Risks with Co-Writing Diversity

My two most ‘risky’ cultural projects have been co-writing ‘f2m: the boy within’, the first Young Adult novel about transitioning gender co-written by an ftm, and ‘Hijabi Girl’ a fun, junior chapter book which had 41 rejections from traditional publishers before I self -published. I’m not trans and I’m not Muslim. But I do take […]

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