By day, I coach writers working on their nonfiction, author platform, or book proposals, but in my "spare time," I write young adult and middle grade novels. Working on completing a manuscript now for submission by the end of this summer.
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I am writing poetry right now—which is a bit surprising for me—but I am thoroughly enjoying the crafting of poetry and also the deep listening when poets read their work.
When I am not writing poetry, I am working on a YA novel and the beginnings of a series of Fairy tales/myths to guide life in the modern world.
I've been writing since I was nine years old and telling stories for longer, so my experience with writing has been lifelong and engrossing. I mostly need fellow writers to read my work and encourage me to keep writing. I like having an audience, but I'm not great at sharing my work until it's as perfect as I can make it on my own. A judgement-free space where I can share what I've made and get encouragement to continue would be the perfect environment for me.
I write multicultural fiction and have three published novels: Shadows of Damascus, Bitter Almonds and Lost in Thyme. I try to combine my Middle Eastern background with my professional intersts as an engineer and an advoctae for domestic abuse victims in my writing. I'm always looking for ways to learn and improve and would welcome like-minded writers who are willing to give honest feedback.
My writing experience has just started im using it as of right now to express myself and for a writing group well one that will listen to me and help me get out of my shell also supports lgbtq community and helps me express and give me advice.
I'm looking for a critiue partner with publishing experience in short fiction, personal essays, or middle-grade fiction. Current project: revising a historical MG novel for agent representation. I'm also looking to connect with kindred spirits for mutual support and friendship. I'm a veteran writer with many publications and awards. My debut MG novel was a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. My work has been supported by the Vermont Studio Center, TENT Children's Writing residency, and PJ Library. My personal essays explore grief, loss, parenting, and life transitions. I write a monthly blog on living the creative life.
I am an occasional writer, meaning that I write for myself occasionally. As a teacher, I write all day long; little of it is inspired or creative. When I taught a Creative Writing class recently, I wrote with my students and re-awakened my (fantasy) writing self. For many years events moved me to write poetry. For the past 2 years, I have been experimenting with children's stories. I am looking for a group that will challenge me to write and keep me accountable. I don't like journal/memoir writing because I end up navel gazing and whining. I want to develop my voice and my craft writing stories and short, funny, poignent poems. I love pop-culture and super heroes and fantasy; I want to experiment with the tropes of heros and princesses to reveal "real" superheroes (no, I don't have a clear idea of what that means) and flip the "princess" script.
In short, I am beginning to explore the idea of being a writer, and if I can sell a story or poem or two, that would be exciting. Writing is an outlet and a hobby for me. I am not looking to make my living as a writer. I am looking to find some confidence as a writer and develop my own craft and voice.
Currently, I have a chapter in a SpiderMan and theology book due out later this year or early next year. When I'm not working on my novel project, I write poetry. Plus, I just wrote some exploratory lines reflecting on mystic theology. It takes me too long to complete projects. What is it that anyone in these forums want? They want to publish their work. Good, honest feedback and hard work - isn't that whay all of us want.