Tell us about one of your favorite characters, either from a book or a movie and what is appealing to you about them.
I love Dorothy Hewett, an Australian author, who wrote an autobiography, Wild Card. I adore women who live on their own terms; a brave and difficult thing to do!
2. Do you use personal experiences or beliefs in your writing? How do you incorporate those into your writing?
I certainly do! I come from a place of whimsy and observation, and love to address big issues, which get people thinking. It would be nice if every piece of writing could be sewn up with a positive conclusion. Some pieces are meant to float in the ethers, without a neat ending. I try to make my writing feel as though we were having a conversation about the matter at hand.
Do you incorporate any of your own personality into your writing? How do you do this?
I don’t think that you can help but have your personality seep into your writing. My favourite words, for instance, tend to make their way in there!
My questions for the nominated:
1. Your favourite phrase?
2. Where do you do most of your writing?
3. Do you play music or prefer silence when writing?
I am incredibly touched that Gentle Kindness nominated me for the Once a Victim Now a Survivor Award.
This award is for those who have gone through mental illness of any kind, abuse, trauma, and especially PTSD. Here are the rules:
Thank the blogger that nominated you
Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers to pass the award to
Post questions for your nominees to answer (you may use the same as these below)
Inform your nominees and post a comment in their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated
Here are the questions for my nominees. Feel free to skip any questions that you want to skip. You can fill in your own questions as you feel appropriate.
1. In what ways do you feel that blogging can help people with psychological trauma or mental illness?
Most definitely! It gives you a platform to not only articulate your experience and feelings, but also to educate.
2. How has blogging helped you with your healing, or your personal journey?
Being able to tell mystory has been invaluable, and the messages of support I have received are incredibly uplifting. We are a real community! I certainly feel validated.
3. What books, movies, or YouTube channels would you recommend to someone with a similar background to you?
I have written a book calledLived to Tell. It details what occurred,and most importantly, how I came back from hell. It has a happy ending! People placed bets that I wouldn’t live to fifteen, and now I am a grown woman. That still makes me shake my head in wonder! My worst day now pales when compared to my worst days then.