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The Transparency of Fiction Writing

For my first post, I want to admit that I think author blogs are often weird and make me uncomfortable. I didn't want to, but after much thought I've decided to bite the literary bullet and begin my blogging journey. First, let me explain my issue with modern blogging.


I think there's a desperate need for people to show the public the very best sides of them, and this can often come off as disingenuous. Rarely do I relate to blogs I see. Many only pen the highs of their life, but most of the learning and growing is done in the low periods.


This being said, I have vowed to let this blog be as transparent as my fiction writing. When writers create worlds, characters, and dialogue, they are secretly showing bits and pieces of themselves. Whether we like to admit it or not, there's part of us in each character.


I am Hart's overconfidence, Violetta's passion, Santiago's anxiety, and Nova's insecurities. There is no room to hide when you put your heart onto a 8.5 x 5.5 cream colored page.


But, when writing a blog, it's simple to hide behind a mirage of "I'm doing great" and "I'm relatable in a quirky way." This is exactly the opposite of what I intend to do. Just like my characters, I refuse to let society tell me how I should look, act, speak, or think.


I have a lot of stories to share, a lot of insight to give, and much of it is actually really funny. If you've listened to my podcast, you'll know I'm the type of person who loves to make people laugh. I think telling jokes and outlandish experiences to lift my follower's spirits is fun. But, I also will not hold back from the lessons I've learned through the hard times because I'd like to be honest and help you feel like you're not alone.


Don't give into our generation's pressure to make your life look insta worthy, and join me in being completely transparent! I'm excited to share this experience with you, and I can't wait to hear all of your stories as well. Feel free to reach out to me, I love hearing from y'all!


All my love,


T.J.

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