My writing.

I've been a fiction writer for as long as I can remember.
Before my family bought our first computer, I would type my stories on my
mom's dusty old typewriter, bind them with construction paper
and beg my family to read them. 
In 2007, I entered college as a Journalism major at the University of Missouri
in the hopes of turning my passion for writing into a marketable career
but I quickly realized that Journalism wasn't the type of writing for me.
My sophomore year, after participating in my first creative-writing workshop, 
I made the leap from Journalism to English,
and I graduated with honors in May 2011.
Ever since, I've been writing.
I've traded the typewriter for a laptop,
but I'm still begging for my stories to be read.  

I think two of my strongest attributes in writing are my ability to convey relationships between characters and my ability to shape words poetically in my narratives.
I like my characters best when they're lovable but deeply flawed.
I like novels best when they challenge the way I perceive the world.
Ultimately, the broadest goal I have for myself as a writer is for my writing to be relevant and lasting. I want my writing to be important and interesting enough that it creates discussion.
More specifically, I want to publish the novels whose plots are circulating in my head,
 and I would like to teach writing in a University setting because I believe it's crucial for aspiring writers to have instructors who are willing to help them develop their talents. 
Writing is a difficult career path,
but I'm in it for the long haul.

For posts about my writing journey click here. 


  1. I cannot wait to check out your writing blog! I was an English major too and have been writing ever since I can remember. I feel so blessed to have a job in a field that continually keeps me on my toes and challenges me daily with a new style of writing, but fiction is my first love. Unlike you though, I WILL NOT let people read my fiction, Haha! Not even my fiancé -much to his dismay :/

  2. Hey! Thanks for finding my blog! I'm a writer toooo!!!!! This is so exciting! :) I'm just starting my degree in English though. I'm so glad you found my blog and I'm reading/stalking yours right now :)


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