LindaLinda Killian

I think a lot of us have a book in our hearts and heads that keeps us company and begs to be written.

When I retired from school counseling, instead of buying a new car, I took a trip to Europe. I actually sat on Hadrian’s Wall in the north of England. Word of warning - beware of spiritual energies that might be lurking where you sit. While in Rome, Emperor Hadrian’s name came up at the Pantheon. This temple to the gods was built around the First Century and burned twice, but his architects rebuilt it. I stood in the very center of the Pantheon and placed my hand on the marble columns outside.  Again - beware where you sit, stand, and touch. 

When I returned home to Alabama, Emperor Hadrian was in my head and dreams. I had not had previous experience with a muse. He took over the English romance novel I was drafting.  He moved the setting to Rome and made the novel his own. I’m not complaining. Writing and self e-publishing three books has brought me great pleasure.  

I could never have done this without the courses and friends at  Writers Village University. I began by completing the F2K class four times, serving as intern in F2K, group facilitator, and all-around student. I’m now enrolled in WVU’s MFA program and continue to learn tons about writing historical romance and flash autobiographical fiction. The feedback I’ve received from both beginners and advanced members continues to help me improve my writing and thinking processes. I’d be lost without WVU.

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