When reading a story, I like to find something unique, a clever twist or unexpected outcome. When judging a story, I assign point values to the story mechanics: spelling, grammar, structure, and an equal number of points to the more subjective qualities of flow and artistry.
Who am I? Funny you should ask, since I’m still trying to figure that one out myself.
I’m a writer who spends almost as much time analyzing writing as they do actually writing; I love languages and learning and of course writing.
I’m a musician from a family of musicians; I’m an artist from a family of scientists, I’m a third generation tom-boy , second generation science nerd who believes that you should defy people to pigeonhole you. I also believe everyone should find a creative way of expressing themselves.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now I’m also a serial hobbyist.
I write anything from poetry to sagas, although I have yet to write a decent sonnet. My idea of a good time includes: fencing , noodling out how to computerize a process, breaking software and playing with my dog (although not all at the same time)
I develop software for a living and I write because I can’t not write. I live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with my husband and dog, where I serve as a Deputy Sheriff’s Reserve and of course, write.
The rest is subject to change.
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Fencing? Cool. When I could afford it I studied Haidong Gumdo a Korean form akin to Japanese Kenjustu. Panhandle? I went to Shepherd now I am just to your south in Winchester. So… hey neighbor.
Howdy!!! My sister does Gumdo in Southern Maryland. Come Spring I’ll be fencing again!