My dear friend, Sally Cronin, talks about her odd jobs and writing short stories. She is a talented writer, blogger and supporter of fellow authors. Her stories are rich with fascinating characters drawn from her incredible life experiences. Sit back and enjoy reading this post by lovely Sally.
So far I have published over 60 short stories in collections and the one drawback to this is the amount of diverse characters required to star in a wide variety of situations.
Luckily, I have a retentive memory stretching back to around the age of three, of the people, places and events in my life. Thankfully the majority of those memories are happy, but there have also been one or two life threatening occasions as well as times when the world seemed very dark. Although over time they were resolved, they too have become very useful for creating plots in stories and providing emotional context.
I was always imaginative as a child… my mother I seem to remember, called it ‘telling fibs’. For me as we travelled around to various countries, my imaginary friends were a comfort and helped me gain confidence as I made real friends. They were eventually…
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