February 1, 2019

Besides writing, what other creative outlets do I have?

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Well, I like to say, "Jane of many and Queen of none." to be exact - ART and STORYTELLING and WRITER.

There is my art ---> the gift of messing, experimenting, changing, viewing and capturing like writing only a visual story or something that is a 'none story' to observe.

There is my storytelling --> a stucture to verbally tell -- anyone can and we do all the time. 

And there is writing --> of a stories so others can read or tell if they want.

  1. I challenge and change the traditional with my interpetation and my experiences of what I think happened in art, storytelling, or writing. Really for me, the process of storytelling and writing as art are analogies or metaphors that I have adapted, enhanced, re-imaged, embroidery, modified, elaborate as other impressionists, expressionists, realists, and abstract non-objective artists; or mysteries, romance, horror, scence fiction, fantasy, memoirs, adventure novelist or scriptwriters do with their creativity for others to view and read.  

ART, STORYTELLING and WRITING are functions within me for creating.



January 10, 2019

My favorite and least favorite question about my writing.

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My favorite question people ask about my writing:

Why did you write about faeries, elves, and trolls? Because they live around my garden and ask for their stories to be told. The reason why I ventured into the world of stand-up storytelling.

My least favorite question people ask about my writing:

My GOALS!
What are you doing next? I have many projects stewing in the cooking pot: PURSUED, the Frog Princess, the Elfin Books, and the classes on how-to-do and the appreciation of art.

January 1, 2019

What publishing path did I take?

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The self-publishing path was my choice because I did not understand the work involved. Actually, about as hard as writing letters to editors, who soon wanted agents to do the selecting, then the agents had readers, who selected few works. So I decided not to spend all my time on writing letters to anyone who would say no, instead to design and paint the cover and format the text. Online courses on how-to-self publish with Carl King, then Kristen Joy, were amazingly were fun.

I had control! Rhyonna's Fright did get finished and published and is posted at Smashwords and Amazon.

Now, I'm on to the next story, PURSUED, Vasalisa, the Wise.

December 5, 2018

The five objects found in my writing space.

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Five objects found in my writing space: binders full of stories, my computer, chair, and two tables cluttered with to-do lists, small objects taped or sitting here and there crucial to the stories, a scanner, and a printer. Not to mention boxes of old stories, and my employment history, and a cupboard full of my affirmation books, and binders filled with passwords and web account information. I've been in this room about 20 years. 

All my art supplies, drawings, and dummies for pictures books are in my art shed outside, packed, I mean stacked with art projects! The studio is about 10 years old. I have enough ideas to last two lifetimes - and all the while communication keeps changing and developing into new avenues to walk, run, or stumble down.

I will ever get done all I have dreamed up (stories and art) because I begin only to have to redo again with the new techniques. Like the highways of two lines which are now 5 to 8 lane in both directions with walkers, bicycles, and small, scooters alone the sides. 



Over-whelmed by possibilities, I sit and do nothing.

November 16, 2018

How did my writing creativity evolved since I began writing?

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How did my creativity evolve since I began my writing?

VERY WELL! Since I had no creative writing and only ditto sheets to fill out when in grammar school, 1st to the 6th grade, creating a sentence with correct grammar and spelling was impossible for me. I did not think of writing as creative, and I still think working out the paragraph order, sentences, spelling, grammar, punctuation to make meaningful, a skill is not creativity but dependence on symbols for sounds. Writing for me is trying matching the letters of the alphabet in words with more sounds then respesented and arranged in a mysterious order to make a word for a spelling test. MEMORIZING! 


Finally today, after many years of practice I have enough word skills to write. I'm a victim, a pure visual learner, due to Sally, Dick and Jane, which was taught by who, when, where and how by looking at the picture.  NOT ONE SOUND for the LETTERS!

Still, today I have evolved into a writer and continue to amaze myself; I can write the stories I create for others to read.