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Author of a million tiny stories and a huge one.
As you have found your way to this place, either knowingly or by chance, I welcome you! Hope you will feel encouraged to browse the pages, read for a while, look at some images, sip a cup of tea or coffee and munch on some homemade goodies.
I have been writing since I could replicate my parents’ writings, fascinated that some symbols can actually tell a story. Have started with my name, copying letters, and looking at the lines and circles that somehow represent me.
Then, sentences with a noun and a verb, later phrases with a lot of words and punctuation marks. A lot of ellipses in my texts, always showing there is more behind the words.
When stories started to form inside my mind and the need to put them on paper appeared, I have started creating characters that, in secret, I wished I lived their lives, and stories that I wished I could call my own.
Must say I have always had an outstanding support system. Parents, friends, teachers, they have always encouraged me and asked for more of my writing.
When I started the Whispers of the Graces (back in the day called The Healer) I had no idea it would have such an impact and Queen Katie will become such a huge part of my life. Here I am. Many years later, still writing about her and her friends, still talking to her, amazed by how imagination works and adventures unfold. Might be magic.
Truth be told it is easy to create stories. We all do it. From early ages, right before we go to sleep, or when we are people watching and even when we read something.
We’re all storytellers.
Writing usually starts with this nagging character that won’t leave you alone, that will appear at random at first, then occupying more and more your thoughts and dreams, and before long you can’t think at anything but his/her story. And you feel obliged to put it on paper.
When you do it for a longer time, you can tell for sure how he/she looks when smiling, or what his/her dreams are, what would he/she eat for a midnight snack and even the sound of the laughter.
Beware, you cannot control this character, no matter how hard you try. They have their own lives and volition and sometimes you stare thunderstruck when they do something you did not expect. They change their stories and they make new paths, and all you can do is to record their adventures.
Practically, how do I write, you ask? I put down the initial action, discussions, that form the skeleton of the story. Then, you keep adding- characters, subplots, different points of view. And layers and layers of the story until it is fully clothed and ready to walk out that door.
What I write?
Stories about friendship and courage, growing up into the person you dreamt of when you were younger.
Fantasy. If it cannot have dragons in it, it feels like it is lacking something. Add some magic and I am happy. And if it tells tales of fighting the good fight and universal good, I am truly and happy.
I believe in the power of the written word, and know words can heal, support, change, sustain, and bless one’s life. I’m fighting the good fight and dreaming the good dream, but mostly I write stories all day, every day.