I've been writing for as long as I can remember, and I've been making up stories since before I can recall. It was always something I found myself doing, because normal everyday life was just so boring to me. Fanicful stories and added drama seemed to make my stories more exciting and made people pay attention more. I think that's how I knew I wanted to be a writer. I loved making shit up and seeing people's reactions. I don't mean to imply that I was a liar, I always confessed right after a story which parts were made up, (I hope so anyway) and it never derailed my credibility.
The process of writing for me is something that is hard to describe. I typically throw in some earbuds, hit play on my playlist, and open Microsoft Word. I never go in with the outlined plot or what I want to convey in that session, I just start writing. I press play on the movie between my ears and I try to type what I see and hear. I think that's probably true of most authors, so it's not something unique to me, but it's how I work.
All I want is to write something that will make people feel an emotion, any emotion, and give them the words for how they think or feel about something that they might otherwise not want to admit themselves.
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The Zed Spire
by Shannon Jaeger
In the zombie apocalypse there are two choices: run and hide or stand and fight. Marie Finch just wants to keep her family safe. Stressed with the new terrors this world has wrought, Marie finds herself struggling to adapt. Who can she trust in this brave new world?
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