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I have always had a passion for fiction writing and I’m what you would call an “observer” of life. Little things in day-to-day life spark my character and story ideas, which are always spiced up with a dash of drama and a cliff hanger or two for good measure. I often create the old-fashioned way by using a pen instead of the laptop because ideas just flow so much better that way. And who can blame me? There is nothing is sexier than a smooth gel pen scratching against the page of a clean crisp notebook.
WHY I WRITE:
As a child, I found myself happiest when I was writing. But with the responsibilities of life, I locked my pen for far too long and in 2015, I decided it was time to return to my one true passion. Participating in WP Writing 101 was simply a way to get my fiction feet wet again and maybe discuss the craft with other like-minded aspiring authors. But one writing challenge slipped into several others and I soon found myself with not only a revived passion for the craft but also with a love for a great community of fellow writers. Gaining as many followers as possible is not my objective but I do enjoy seeing my readership grow, which is hopefully an indication that readers enjoy my storytelling.
I mainly “fiction blog” to test out different styles, get feedback on characters and hone my skills. My ultimate goal is to have the title of “author” this year.
WHAT I WRITE:
My writing style revolves around women’s fiction peppered with strong romantic elements, which means that you will not always get a “Happily Ever After” (HEA) with my stories – I enjoy developing diverse characters who could be living next door to you and who are running the obstacle course of life to find their way to love, happiness and peace.
Besides fiction, I also posts music and travel because I enjoy both so much. I also dabble in fictionalized anecdotes based on current issues of diversity and gender as a way to open people’s eyes to perspectives they may never have considered before.
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*Features for 2017:
- #52 Things in 52 Weeks – weekly post about 52/52 challenge progress;
- #TravelTuesday – tips for travel
- #WriterWednesday – writing-related topics, reblogs, blog hop events
- #WordlessWednesday – photos
- #FridayFiction – previously posted fiction, new short pieces, fiction reblogs of other writers
#WeekendCoffeeShare – something, anything, maybe nothing; #SuperSoulSunday – gospel music to start your week and uplift your soul #Showcase Sunday – showcasing of other writers #MusicMonday – music that has inspired my fiction #MotivationalMonday – quotes to motivate you through the week
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