I am currently finishing up a BA in English Creative Writing. I have a profile on Medium where I write poems and non-fiction literary pieces. I have a instagram page dedicated to poetry I've created. Otherwise I am learning how to become a better writer and trying to enter the writing communities that exist.
Entity interested in the dynamics and point of it all. Explore and peer.
Minored in Creative Writing at university, experience writing short fiction (fantasy, magical realism, diaspora stories) and workshopping.
Looking for a workshopping group to improve my craft and receive feedback on my works.
I am a writer/poet hobbiest who has been writing all her life. I'm looking to meet with other poets and writers to read each other's work and grow as writers together.
There was a bullfrog I loved. When I was five years old in my Aunt Marcia’s wedding, I said to her, Come see my frog! He was at the pond, just down the hill. “I want to,” she said, but she was the bride and could not leave her party and guests, so I said, I’ll go get him.
All my life I’ve been bringing the frog to the house. A few years after Aunt Marcia’s wedding my mother and I moved to the city and I found lizards in pet shops. We looked at each other through the glass of fish tanks. I remember thinking that a lizard was like a frog, only able to be out of water. My mother let me bring some of the lizards and turtles and snakes home as pets. Now I live in a barn with five big lizards and I am always striving to make a home that will be good for them, and my husband, and me, so we can live together under one roof. Once I said to my husband, No lizards, no love. I didn’t mean that I would not love him, I meant that without lizards in our home I would have a hard time feeling love for my life.
I write nonfiction, and fiction for young readers. I write about lizards, snakes, turtles, and frogs, particularly my relationship with them. I love animals, but it’s reptiles who are not known and not understood, and it’s my job to change that. The hardest part is getting across their value beyond their role in the health of our global ecosystem. I think that in the subtext of whatever I write, I keep saying, try sitting still with a lizard and see how you calm down and start to open, and feel grounded; reconnected with the other, with all life –with your own feelings.
I write fiction in both novel and short story. I tend to write fantasy and science fiction but I don't limit myself to that.
I've had my short stories published in magazines and in anthologies. I've also written several screenplays.
I've sat in critique groups for years and find the support and feedback valuable. That's why I'm interested in joining a group of dedicated writers. I've moved from Baltimore to Arizona to California in a short amount of time and miss the group I sat with a Baltimore which will meet in person soon. Since I'm not there I can't join them.
Online is great. I can meet during the week or weekend and once a week to once a month. In-person works too if the group is within an hour or so from Redlands, CA.
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