Alexandria, VAUSA 22311
September 1, 2014
People are great! Not only are they wonderful observers but they help us become our best. Jung said it best, "Often what irritates us about others leads us to an understanding of ourselves." (Or something like that.) Some of my best work in college was critiqued by other ambitious students and so I know I need it too.
Professionally, I worked in PR and internal communications for several years and as a writer and editor before and during that. Then I had kids. So then I served the PTA and helped streamline and develop their communications strategies and wrote their newsletter weekly. Then I got into blogging. I've written some NaNoWriMo novellas and created a fiction group on FB for my blogger friends who liked to dabble and hone their skills. Most of them were pretty good, a few were quite good and then the balance was really cliche and tiresome and simply used the platform artlessly to vent autobiographical my via their fiction. But this is life. The thing is, we didn't really critique one another and that's where the group lost its value. Were I to launch it again, I'd really encourage thick skins and solid critique.
Always! I woke the other morning with a wonderfully Austen/Wilde-esque story with a modern twist. I just need to get on it.
Ask me and I'd be happy to assist. I don't know what you need and this, I don't know what I can provide.
Hi there! I thought I'd already done this, but I can't be sure. I'm a writer with a blog and kids, dogs, and a husband. I feel I need to make a change to change how my writing evolves. Writing is in me genetically. So resistance is futile.