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November 23, 2020
The “Joy” That Wasn’t: Can Your Emotional Tank Run Empty?

I’ve been struggling to write this blog for several weeks. Not because I don’t want to share but because: I’m not sure I can get the message across I know I’m wrong and that I should feel differently. I also know that I don’t believe in the “should”. Readers will judge me. I judge myself. […]

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November 9, 2020
Emotional Woundings and Their Consequences

As you can imagine, as a writer, I have several different types of thesauruses. One is called The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma by Ackerman and Puglisi. I use this to drill down to the deep soul-need in my character. Then I can construct the plot and force my character to […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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