I am a mom, wife, friend and book lover. By day I teacher child development/human development courses at the local college(s). One thing that I love is the diverse learning styles that each student brings to the classroom. I also love bringing in my own personal stories into the classroom. It makes things come alive! By night I am a fiction writer. Wearing these “multiple hats” allows me to multi-task, but it also allows me to get things done!
“If I could only use one word to describe Elizabeth, I would use pure. She is the most honest and truest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She always keeps an open mind and has a huge heart. She is very giving and loving. I have been blessed to call her my best friend since we were little girls. On the title of her new book, she wrote, ‘Bonds of friendship cannot be broken. This is exactly the kind of friend she is.” ~ Sarah
As an author, I want to create characters that are relatable. When a reader finishes my pieces of work, he or she will be surprised and perhaps enlightened. If I just write the words, describing things only visually, then the rest of the senses would be lost. We have five senses, why not write about them all so that the reader feels the story with their whole body? What are the smells in the room? The sounds they hear? The textures they touch? This evokes certain thoughts, feelings and attitudes awaking in my reader. Thus, the settings and the characters of the story come alive.
As a writer, I want to create stories where people escape from the hustle and bustle of life and fall in love with characters and places. I want my audience to feel alive emotionally and tell others about their experience after experiencing my stories. I enjoy telling my stories and I get to spend time with my families. I feel like I have the best of both worlds.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
My Point Of View
What makes a dream a reality? Is it thoughtful planning or taking a leap of faith? I guess the answer would be different, depending on who you ask. For me, making a dream a reality is sometimes having the courage to just take the plunge and just do it. You never know what might happen.
The above quote by Mark Twain, is what gave me the courage to jump into writing. It allowed me to transfer my dreams into reality. Thus, my writing journey began. Sometimes, just by taking the leap of faith, unexpected doors open and dreams do become reality. I hope that you do the same. Make your dream a reality.
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