Empathy in the Extreme

JordanFiction Writing, Forged in Grace

This post first appeared at www.indie-visible.com in the column My Big Mouth. People always want to know if your fiction is derived from “your real life.” Never sure where these strange characters come from, whispering their stories in my ears, I’ve grilled friends who have claimed to find “me” in my writing to understand what they see. For instance, protagonist Grace in my forthcoming novel Forged in Grace is a burn survivor who discovers unexpectedly that she has the power to heal. I have not been burned like she was. I do not have the power, no matter how often I have wanted to believe, to heal. When I worked on the first massive revision with my editor we discussed at … Read More

JordanEmpathy in the Extreme