If I hadn’t been such a high-functioning human person, I would probably have gotten into trouble for daydreaming a hell of a lot more. Even so, my flights of fancy - as my dad liked to call them - were a frequent subject of discussion at parent-teacher meetings. Point being, my daydreams always came with heavy character back-story, detailed plots and multiple scenes that I played and replayed in my head till I got them right. (Psychologists call this phenomenon Maladaptive Daydreaming and some even want it included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Yay!). Add to this, the fact that I have always also been very good at understanding my process of thinking. I know all the steps involved in my getting from A to B and I have the googlesheets to prove it. So, in conclusion, what I am trying to say here is that I have technically been studying the process of world-building and character-creation since before I even started writing. And over the years (such a beautifully generic phrase that - over the years) I have studied writing formally and informally. I have worked with writers, researched narrative structures, studied everyone from Campbell to Cameroon and continue to train myself on the newer tools of narrative design and transmedia storytelling.
This page is where I will be sharing my thoughts on writing, some templates and exercises as well as anything that seems relevant to the creative process. So, do stay tuned.
Also, I have been trained in Pedagogical Approaches as well as Life Coaching and I apply those principles to mentoring writers, artists and arts organizations. So if you are looking for someone to take you from concept to completion, get in touch right away.