My name is Sharon Marchisello, and I’m a writer. Sounds like the mandatory confession at the beginning of a 12-step program. Except writing is a habit I don’t want to break; it’s what keeps me sane.
I always knew I was a writer. Even before I could spell my name, I entertained myself with stories after my parents put me to bed long before I was sleepy.
Writing fiction enabled me to create a world where I was in control. My heroines were prettier and smarter, and they succeeded where I failed, always firing off that zinger at exactly the right moment. If someone was mean to me, I‘d create a character in their likeness and make bad things happen to them.
I wrote short stories all through school, and although I received praise from teachers and peers, I got nothing but rejection letters when I submitted them…
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