A Dark Sorta Fairytale

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: ,
I love my new WIP, a contemporary romance set in Paris!


I love characters full of baggage. People who seem to have everything stacked against them, yet their perserverance keeps them rolling forward. My heroines are terribly flawed. They are either a perpetual rollercoaster type personality or completely sealed in a glass box looking out. Why do I write these types of characters? Frankly, because I understand them. They are pieces of me. Pieces of friends and acquaintances. Pieces of those I observe and hear. Yet beyond the walls my h/h build around themselves, I can see their beauty. I can reveal that shimmering light that breaks through the dark clouds and when I am satisfied that the world sees them too, then I know it's one damn fine story!

I truly believe writing is a therapy. It allows us to explore our own fragile state and provides us with the right tools to either move beyond who we are....or leaving us with more questions. It's not necessarily a bad thing. It powers us up so that we can create more and as our words are spilling onto the pages, the weight seems to lift off our shoulders. When I don't write, when I am frustrated and seem unable to find my way through the dark tunnels that some perceive as 'writer's block'...I feel a sadness wash over me because words are my light. Words are the flames that will lead me back. The stories are the colors that slowly blossom in our mind's eye to comfort us and stays with us to warm our souls.

I love writing. I am blessed I am able to paint this picture for my readers.

5 Responses to "A Dark Sorta Fairytale"

Katie Reus Says :
9:18 AM

You're not alone. Writing is truly therapy. Without it, I think I'd have gone crazy a long time ago.

Kwana Says :
10:11 AM

Wonderful post! Thanks Jax. It's how we should all look at it and appreciate the gift.

jax Says :
4:40 PM

I think you have to be a bit crazy to be a writer. It is the toughest job out there and most people may think it's something they can do with their eyes closed, but I'd like to see them do it.

Who needs a shrink when you can get the therapy for free! :) LOL

Karin Tabke Says :
5:36 PM

Hey, girl, I'm with you, the heavier the baggage the more complex the character.

Love the site!

Marcia Colette Says :
9:32 PM

So true. Writing has always been my way to unwind after a long, torturous day at work. Without it, I don't know what I'd do.

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