GUEST BLOGGER: Christy Dorrity

February 10, 2014

Christy Dorrity is a champion Irish dancer and writer whose debut novel,¬†Awakening, was just released. She was kind enough to share her response to the question most writers hear more times than they care to:¬†“Where do you get your ideas?” *** The answer is from everywhere. A spark of a new idea comes from something a three-year-old says while playing, from other books and movies, and sometimes from dreams. For me, one of the most fertile grounds for creating fantastic worlds and far-off lands comes from what is already here. Have you ever seen an octopus that can change color…

I’ve finally surrendered and accepted the fact that I am two distinctly different people: the quirky, creative, oddball with the graphic imagination and the somewhat conservative businesswoman. This website is devoted to the real me, the one who wakes up at night envisioning dead bodies rolling down hillsides and plopping into creeks. If you want to learn more about the “normal” person, visit my Linda Faulkner website–assuming, of course, that a person who loves to write about insurance is normal. THIS is the site where my meanderings about the world of writing fiction will appear, along with guest posts from…