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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…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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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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Rereading the series on the 20th anniversary...even more wonderful the second time through!
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So sad to know that this book was likely Terry Pratchett's last, and there are some spots where it seems like his mind wanders off the track, but overall an incredible book to round out the Tiffany Aching series of the Discworld books.
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