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who am i?
My life is a well-seasoned blend of writing, reading, cooking, and eating.
I am a writer, an editor, a blogger, and a foodie. For ten years, prior to writing, I made award-winning jams. The jam spoon is never far, but I spend much more time writing. Stories flow. Short stories are my specialty, and there is a novel on the way.
Writing is a process. By adhering to a short story writing structure, I believe that most anyone can be a good story teller. It takes time, dedication, practice, the willingness to hear constructive feedback, and revise. I share my process through a technique I call Toolkits. To date there are three: Short Story Toolkit, Story-style Memoir Toolkit, and The Baker's Dozen Pre-Submit Process. Check them out.
At the end of 2021, I launched a blog for women, called GRANDE DAME LITERARY. Women who write well-written short stories or story-style memoirs have a chance to be published. And despite the name, we champion all women writers. Age is irrelevant. Women are all Grande Dames in my book.