Ernest Hemingway once said that the first draft doesn’t have to be good, it just has to be. Words of wisdom, and ones that I try to remember whenever I find myself dragging my feet on a draft or quibbling over my writing. The truth is, writing is a faucet, not a hose. You can’t always direct the flow, and stopping the nozzle in the hopes of finding the perfect word or phrase to use can cause more harm than good.
WHO AM I?
I'm a writer fascinated by the ways in which we use words not simply to communicate, but to express, connect, and engage. I'm curious how these words go beyond mere comprehension to create feelings, connections, and ultimately actions. I began this focus by originally examining screenplays as a literary form and assessing how the language on the page created the effect of telling a story and visualizing said story for the reader.