Greta Beekhuis

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Usually these are written in the third person. I’d like to change that convention. I am a spinner of stories, a writer with more than thirty years of experience as an advocate for people who are differently abled.
Several years ago, I decided to write a series of books featuring characters who are differently abled, using person-centered language. “Remembering the Way” is the first of the books to be published. I have several other books in the pipeline.
The conventional storyline begins with a diagnostic-centered statement such as; “John is autistic. He has social anxiety and a fear of loud noises. Despite the overwhelming odds against him, he has managed to find useful, meaningful work as a website content editor.” This creates an image of
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Greta Beekhuis Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, from the Anne of Green Gables series. They figure out, over a number of years, how to be friends and colleagues and e…moreAnne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, from the Anne of Green Gables series. They figure out, over a number of years, how to be friends and colleagues and eventually a couple.
L.M.Montgomery develops each of them separately as rich, complex characters. I may have to go back and read the entire series again. I miss them!(less)
Greta Beekhuis I don't actually believe in it. Since I have more ideas than I could EVER possibly get down on paper in one lifetime, I am committed to writing every …moreI don't actually believe in it. Since I have more ideas than I could EVER possibly get down on paper in one lifetime, I am committed to writing every single day. No matter what!(less)
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Double dose of luck...

I've been hunkered down in my 'writing cave' all day, editing and revising the 2016 NaNoWriMo project.
A few minutes ago it started HAILING (very unusual for this part of California) and when I looked out of the window, a gorgeous double rainbow had appeared!
I posted the picture on Twitter if you follow me there.

Seems like a very good omen for this year to come, writing wise.
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