I can’t live without writing. It’s a lens we use to better understand the world around us.
In the spring of 2016, fresh out of college and excited about the future, I decided to pursue my life-long dream of a writing career. I polished and edited my fantasy novel and sent it hopefully into the world of publishing. To my astonishment Clean Reads, a small, enterprising publishing company, scooped it up and published it in June of 2017.
I couldn’t believe it – I was a published author! Halfbreeds could now be read and enjoyed by so many other people, and readers could come to love the characters as much as I do!
Meanwhile, I thought about how writing is an arduous process, and without an understanding of its inherent structure, it can be difficult to figure out how to get thoughts onto paper. It’s hard enough, sometimes, to say what we mean, and writing can be even more difficult. But we all have something to say, we all have opinions floating in our heads that seek expression, and I wanted to help people express them. I decided to devote myself to helping students learn how to write, and to write well.
I began by teaching students I knew – friends of my younger siblings, and even some of my younger siblings – but I was quickly meeting and teaching new students. I earned an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) certification in September of 2017, and taught an online writing and grammar class for the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) for two years.
But I realized at last that teaching is not what I want to do long-term. Instead, I want to write, be creative, make videos, and devote myself to compiling stories of all kinds into one place for people everywhere to read and learn.
This is the purpose I’ve devoted this site to.
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY WRITING QUESTIONS!
I’d be happy to answer you personally, and possibly write an article about it!
Email: elizabeth @ thefairytaleblog.com