Flight or Write?

Hi! I’m CONNIE BISKAMP. Thanks for stopping by.

I am a new author. Well, I’m not really a new author; the fact is I love to write, I always have. So, what’s the problem you ask?  My fear of proper writing techniques, which had kept me hidden in the shadows for years. I’d longed to share my stories and scripts, but I allowed the anxiety of failure and other’s judgments to stifle my creativity.
In the past, I dared not expose my vulnerabilities, but this came to abrupt end on January 19, 2015, when an incredible idea for a story woke me from a dead sleep.  A futuristic, human-like android, Trammel, demanded I tell his story.
With immense passion and many more sleepless nights, I typed out my initial draft.  I knew I had to share Trammel’s story, because, in some ways, it’s a lot like my own. Many of us can relate to being awkward, and most of us long to fit in and be loved.
However, sometimes we must throw our fears aside and get out there, whether we are greeted with cheers or jeers. So, that’s what I am doing, I am jumping in! Cold water, no water…here we go! If you, too, are an Underground Scribe, join me. Let’s work through these struggles together. We have great stories within us, life-changing dramas that need to be told. Besides, I feel confident there will be plenty of fellow posters that won’t mind helping us, and you and I can grow from their knowledge, and in turn, teach them a few things of our own. Let’s help each other reach our goals and make our dreams tangible. So, go dust off that old manuscript, pull out those forgotten novels, lyrics, and poems again, or start some new ones. Let’s forget about being perfect; let’s focus on being real instead.
On this exciting journey, I have found many talented individuals to help me. But, my first and foremost recommendation is my writing coach, Sarah Lovett. If you need help getting started or unstuck, check out her website at http://www.sarahlovett.com.
More posts to come…