I am an emotional person so it would only make sense that I am an emotional writer. I write how I feel. I am candid and real and from what I hear, I do a good job at getting my audience’s attention. I have had some bizarre things happen to me in my short life, but you’d be surprised to know how many people like to read about bizarre. When I put my story on paper and I write about these startling and rare circumstances, like the loss of my voice for some unknown reason, I capture my audience’s curiosity. I write about things that no one else can write about and that is my most important writing strategy.
I have never written anything of fiction. I like to think of myself as a creative person, but I have never attempted to write a made-up story. I am a big believer in truth, the simultaneous power and vulnerability that truth can provide. I am sure that at some point in my writing career I will create something of fiction but I think my writing is effective because it is filled with such raw honesty. If I write with vivid words and imagery, it is not because I have an incredible imagination, it is because my memory is sharp. As I recall and hone in on all of the little details, the important aspects of my recollection come to life.