First of all, I am Belinda342, also known under the pen name of Belinda White. My first and foremost passion in life (if you haven't already guessed) is writing.
I've been writing for almost as long as I can remember...definitely as long as I've known how to spell out words. And before that I was telling stories and playing with my imaginary friend, Wanda Alice.
What do I do when I'm not writing? Well, I'm either at work at my day job (yup, still have one!), walking Dakota (my half-Shepard mut), petting one of my cats, or reading. Unless of course it happens to be the month of November. (If it's November, I'm always writing...even when I'm not. NanoWrimo just can't be ignored.)
Some of my reading is for pure pleasure, some is for research, and some is quite literally for both. Books like the Harry Dresden Files by Jim Butcher fall in that last category. I would read them for pure pleasure, but it also classifies as research to be able to see what type of writing really works well. Also his books help me learn how to write in first person better...and my werewolf character kind of demands to tell her own story.
So, now where to start? How about with my fiction writing?
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