Elizabeth Shuler

Biography

I work as an International School Counselor, currently in Amman, Jordan. I specialize in meditation, mindfulness, reiki, and sensory trauma work. I see counseling as a way to create growth and change and I feel exactly the same about writing.

I wrote my first poem in 6th grade mythology class and my first short story shortly thereafter. I was hooked! Writing gave me a sense of the infinite possibilities in life and allowed me to create my world, at least on paper. In college I minored in creative writing and explored short fiction and poetry workshops. I have an extensive library of poems, flash fiction, and short stories which have never been published. I am so very happy to be able to share my work with all of you!

We are all writing the story of our lives. What will your next chapter say?

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was actually a Norse Saga for an assignment in middle school. I remember working for weeks on this project, making it not only well-written, (for a 6th grade student) but also historically accurate! When I turned in my 10 page saga, my teacher was shocked at the length and detail. Needless to say, I got an A! Last time I read it was 5 or 6 years ago and I remember thinking it was pretty rough, but still an intriguing narrative. Not bad for a middle school kid!
What is your writing process?
I don't have a set process. Many of my pieces were written as class assignments which meant writing them in a week, furiously editing and proofreading, then work-shopping in class. When I write just for me it is usually a spur of the moment flash of something that comes into my mind and I have to write it down. I go through periods where I don't write a word for weeks and periods where I write for days, even if it is just gibberish. Many writers say they set aside time to write and edit every day, but I don't work well that way. Anything I write because I have forced myself to write or that I am not excited about comes out utter nonsense or at the very least rubbish. I have realized I can't force myself to write anything so I have stopped trying. I write when I feel like it. Not a great business model, but great for enjoying my writing!
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Books

Quantum Lyrics
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Quantum Lyrics blends mindfulness with quantum physics in a blend of the creative and the intellectual. Reminiscent of Rumi, Quantum Lyrics combines Tesla, Einstein, and Buddha to create a meditative, energetic world of cosmic proportion. Exploring the wider cosmos and our own inner experiences, Quantum Lyrics creates an expansive and contemplative aura. Jump in and feel the universe!

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