Our Body as a Roadmap

Our Body as a Roadmap

I recently posted a quote from the Storyteller’s Throne on Instagram.  Here’s the quote:

Our body has been the canvas on which our life is painted.  Everything shapes us. And you were able to find the human in that and the beauty in that.  Instead of only seeing the marks that some may consider other than beautiful … Continue reading “Our Body as a Roadmap”

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The Body Electorate

The Body Electorate

  • I’ve talked about my journey with body image; learning to see the beauty in the imperfections, the scars, the shapes history has traced along my skin.
  • I’ve talked about how that particular journey informed a lot of the beginnings of Grace’s character in The Storyteller’s Throne.
  • I’ve talked about the point at which Grace sees herself literally standing in front her and the emotions that rise to the surface there.

This blog post … isn’t about the therapeutic dance between experience and emotion, it isn’t about The Storyteller’s Throne and it isn’t about my personal journey.

This blog post I’m officially dedicating to all the women … or womyn (if you prefer) <3 Continue reading “The Body Electorate”

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Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy …

Defined in simplistic terms as:

Radical – adjective
(especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.

Empathy – noun

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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The Hardest Thing About Character Development

The Hardest Thing About Character Development

These characters we create, as writers, they become like real people, birthed into existence by choice words. They’re fashioned from bits and pieces, remembrances, glances and from the fabric of our imagination.  These characters that we create, they take on truths, they make people feel things and sometimes elicit anger and rage from us.  These characters that we create in stories they’re created out of something.  Thin air … yes.  imagination … yes.  history … yes. They are created from a mixture of the real and unreal, the seen and unseen and we as writers, we give them the journey into people’s hearts. Continue reading “The Hardest Thing About Character Development”

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Lessons from a Book Launch

Lessons from a Book Launch

My very first book Launch Party … what-what ?!?!

So … It Happened!  I had my very first book launch party for The Storyteller’s Throne!  It was a wonderful and anxiety producing experience …  I’d like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that came and supported me and to all the people who weren’t able to make it but held space in their busy lives for me to rest in my anxiety! Continue reading “Lessons from a Book Launch”

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