Author has written 9 stories for Sound of Music, Sabrina, 1954, and Midsomer Murders.
Few things in writing are certain: stories will stretch themselves out, characters will stubbornly refuse to cooperate with the plot, and too many stories will have happy endings. Just about everything else is up for grabs.
I'm a female American ex-pat in my mid-twenties, and I hold a B.A. in History and Religious Studies. I'm a fan of languages, having studied German, French, classical Greek, and a combination of modern and biblical Hebrew. (Let's not discuss how well I can communicate in any of them, though I'm still most of the way there with German. Ah, the things that happen when you have no opportunities to use a language on a regular basis.) I cook for a living, so beware any scenes that involve eating: the food may be better described than the characters. And if you give me an ingredient, one of the first things I will consider is how I could possibly ferment it. I've even wondered if it is possible to ferment pastry cream (deliberately, not by forgetting it in the far corner of the refrigerator).
Despite almost all of my stories here straying into romance, my original fiction is pretty heartless. I find happy endings to be extraordinarily overrated, and I can't bring myself to be that merciful to characters whom I've lovingly created, almost purely, to torture. If a happy ending is to be had, there's a good chance the characters will go through an ordeal to get there and I will laugh like an Evil Overlord upon creating each negative plot twist.
Coffee will eventually solve all problems in writing, I'm sure of it. And life, come to think of it. Tea can help, but coffee is the real hero. Pump enough coffee into your veins and you can imagine anything, no matter how long it takes. The well-caffeinated life is the one worth living. And, having said that, I should go have another cup of coffee...Black. No sugar.
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