Another article of mine was published this weekend, and I'm always so grateful when that happens. I also love when I can write about writing!
As a fiction writer, sometimes you never know where you'll meet your essential writing tribe. Always be on the lookout!
Read the full article here: https://diymfa.com/community/5onfri-people-fiction-writers-need
Sometimes as writers, we lump the writing critiques we receive with our self-worth, not only as a writer but as a human. It's a hard cycle to break, but it is possible.
This article talks about the five truths I've learned through my own experiences and how to separate yourself from your writing.
Read the full piece here: Five Truths about Receiving Writing Critiques
Writing about my experiences is nothing new. However, this is the first time that the site has used my own photos, so that's new to me. It makes me feel more vulnerable, but it also makes me feel stronger. I know it doesn't make sense, but it's invigorating.
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Writing these articles has become my therapy, and this piece is no exception. I love the site Introvert, Dear, and it's always lovely when an article is accepted by them.
After examining some of my own experiences and how I grew up feeling about myself, I decided I needed to do differently for my children.
"Exist. Take up space. Be you. These are some of the most important things I could ever teach my children. I don’t want them to fold in on themselves at a young age and spend their adult years re-learning how to uncurl themselves and live."
Read the full piece here: Why I'm Teaching My Introverted Children to Take Up Space
It's always a pleasure to get an article accepted for publication. I've slowly allowed myself to share details and insights into my personal trauma from a few years ago. It can be difficult to be vulnerable, but it's also therapeutic.
Trauma stays with you, haunts you, especially as a highly sensitive person. This article discusses the 6 things I wished I knew eight years ago when my life first fell apart.
Read the article here: 6 Lessons I learned about Surviving Trauma as a Highly Sensitive Person
I'm an adjunct creative writing professor and freelance writer, but I dream of being a published novelist. This is my journey.