I have worked in media, technology, anthropology, education, forensics, and things in between, if there is an in between between those. Right now, I work as a manager of an IT support team and volunteer as a certified EMT. Throughout all my paths of study and practice, I have been primarily interested in people and the ideas that impact them, sometimes without them even realizing.
My writing tends to reflect this focus on people and the interaction between individual psychology and grander philosophical ideas.
There are two main ways to characterize my approach to the craft of writing. The first is the lesson I was given as a teenager by Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Vonda McIntyre. She told me that, for her, being a writer is the same as being a storyteller. In that vein, the most important goal I have for my writing is to use my words in order to create a space for my thoughts and yours to interplay, as around a campfire at night when your imagination might be inspired to roam the darkness by a tale I was telling.
The second is found in the Unified Theory of Writing by Scott GF Bailey: "There is only the narrative, focused now and then through different voices and pushed through a plot. That's all. Sometimes there isn't a plot, just voice and theme (which is another aspect of voice)."
I am very happily married to a creative and brilliantly quirky thinker named Rose. She and I have a few writing projects we are working on together in a very casual way. We live in Indiana, where we drink coffee, work in our yard, go camping, and watch subtitled Asian television.
Oh, and most people just call me, "Nevets."
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|The battle over the right to first read an ARC of Michelle Davidson Argyle's Monarch.|