I really like to focus on characters and letting them tell the story. I try to keep out of it as much as possible. I’m a discovery writer in a way.
So often high school students are educated about the Greek and Roman gods, and sometimes even the Egyptian gods, but the first time I learned about Celtic mythology wasn’t until college. I absolutely loved all my Celtic studies classes and so decided to bring some of those traditions to life in my Otherworld series.
I created the story line by thinking up a taboo relationship, one that would be shunned by the church. Not the typical love relationship between the preacher and a new woman or his son and a woman.
I write in various genres, I just get an idea for a story and off I go. Sometimes the ideas work, and sometimes they don’t, but there’s no way of telling which is which until I try.
I was always creating stories, settings, and characters just for fun. When I was fifteen, I took a creative writing summer enrichment course (yes, I was that nerd, who went to school in the summer just because…).
In truth, it all started while I was looking into a snow globe, picturing a young woman sitting in an old tree swing. Her feet were dangling in the air just above a rippling little creek that edged a dense, darkened forest. I wondered what she must be thinking, what her life was really like. She had such a sense of calm about her—happiness, peace, serenity.
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