For as long as I can remember writing has been a passion of mine. As a young girl I would write short stories – English was my favorite subject. As I grew older I fell into a different form of writing; fan fiction. Discouraged by many for it being “ridiculous”, it helped me to flourish. It was easy for me to write about people I “knew” and after years of doing that, I slowly started to create my own characters. There was a small break in my writing, but I have returned to my love, my passion, with a vengence.
In recent years I crossed paths with my grade six English teacher and one of the first things he asked was if I was still writing. And this is over 15 years since he had my as a student. He mentioned to everyone present that “Amanda had an incredibly grasp for writing at a young age.” Needless to say he motivated me to keep going. I will never forget those words because he confirmed that what I love is a valid focus for me…
Writing excites me. I am currently working on my first novel, with hopes of turning it into a trilogy or set of four (quadrilogy? Tetralogy?). I’m excited and nervous all at once when it comes to talking in depth about my book. No passion of mine has ever made me feel so great before, I don’t want to mess this up! I have posted the prologue of my book on this blog, so please feel free to read it and give feedback – I need it!!
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