In no particular order, I am:

A pen wielder, a note spinner, a page turner, and a stargazer.

I write because…

Some days the plot bunnies won’t let me sleep. There really should be a twelve step program. I’ll wake up in the night with ideas jostling for position, and the only way to exorcise them is to get them out of my head and into a Word document.

I write because…

Writing doesn’t come out of a vacuum, and there’s something compelling about being able to add to the discussion begun by generations past. To write well, you have to read good writing, and there are enough noteworthy examples to keep me inspired for several lifetimes.

I write because…

It’s how I come to an understanding with myself. I can’t count the times that I’ve been shocked by the words pouring out from me. “So /that’s/ what I’ve been thinking…” Those who know me well know that I tend to push my stress aside until it overwhelms me; writing then becomes both escape mechanism and catharsis.

I write because…

I’m an English major. If you don’t write and publish, they take away the shiny diploma and throw your thesis into the shredder. looks around nervously While I exaggerate, an innate love of language in all of its permutations does come with the territory.

I write because…

As I told my students over and over again, writing is a skill as well as a gift. The only way to become a better writer is to (now don’t tell anyone) WRITE. There are weeks of agony, where it seems like the Muse is taking a permanent holiday, but there are also those all-too-brief moments of shining inspiration that keep me returning to my laptop again and again. See Philip Syndey’s first sonnet in “Astrophel and Stella” for a writer’s process.

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Joined May 17, 2014
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