Dana Rose Bailey
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I believe in the power of dreams and the power of grit. Each is useless without the other.
My dream started in elementary school; a combination of daydreaming during my hour long bus ride that I was a character on Fame and that everyone on the bus would start singing at any moment and from a seed planted by my teacher who said my short story about a panda bear losing his spots was the best. Being gifted with an active imagination and plenty of dreams at night, plus a compliment from a respected teacher gave me both the love of story and the grit I’d need to become a writer.
It’s not like both are with me every day. They need to be fed.
Every story needs to be nourished. I have notebook after notebook of story ideas. But I don’t write them down and forget them. I keep them active in my mind by recasting scenes, changing plot order, working different moods, sometimes running them by my co-workers.
Now I’m in writing mode again. Instead of working on a novel length piece, I’m devoting my time to short stories. Look for more to come!
Having worked at a newspaper over 17 years, writing the Back Cover and proofing hundreds of ads, I'm well-versed in what content works.
Concentration, business Writing and media studies
After considering career choices like fashion designer, anthropoligist, speech pathologist, I settled on business writing. I needed to find a job when I got out of college.
I may not be a spelling bee champion, but I know what makes a story work. Many writers can't see flaws in their work and need help with structure.
Age: Old enough to know better
CURRENT HOME: SWVA
FAVORITE WRITER: Jodi Picoult
and I’m a writer based in SWVA.
September 1999 - June 2018
Every author has their own way of developing a story, from pantsers to plotsters. All need encouragement and guidance.
Firebird, a YA novel.
the roanoke times
Currently, I'm the digital advertising manager.
I started in the circulation call center and worked my way up.
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