"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves"
"Writing is therapeutic.
To be authentic with your characters you must write what you know, so I try to include a piece of me in each of them. It's a great way to write but often frustrating, as the characters' interactions often force the story in ways I'd not initially intended. It makes the characters real and sustainable and provides a richness to them that wouldn't be there otherwise. Writing is addictive; I love it."