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My Start Story

I've been watching a lot of Start TV lately. Start TV is home to shows starring strong female leads like Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, and Ghost Whisperer. They also feature My Start Stories of women fighting for and getting the careers they want. Copied from the site: We'd love to hear your My Start Story suggestion so we may consider it for inclusion in our series highlighting the success and insight of those making a difference. Submit a story about yourself, or about someone else that deserves to be recognized.I'm not going to share my story with Start TV because I'm not sure I'm what they're looking for, and it's a video series. But I do like the idea. I want to see how this works out. I'm Kaylyn Gabbert. I'm an author, content writer, and game writer. Writing and storytelling are pretty much in my blood. I started writing on a bus trip back from a church camp at the age of eleven. It was a silly story about four to six small pages long in a Winn…

Serial Writer

"I'm Kaylyn and I'm a serial writer..." I replied to a writing group I'm in, Writer's Warriors when I was asked by a daily question. The question was, "Introduce yourself and your WIP (work in progress)". Last month I told them all about Under the Lake (decade in the making) and Project Poseidon (the coauthoring project). But this month those two stories aren't on the forefront of my mind, so I'll be writing about Escort/Recon (a Head Hunters'  spinoff) and Heart on Her Sleeve (a redesign of an old idea). I got the idea of writing about this while writing the last piece. It was also inspired by talking to some of my conversations with friends.
Definition of serial: occurring in a series rather than simultaneously
I may not be using the word fully correct since I can work on two or three at a time, but I move on to the next ones rather quickly. As I mentioned in my last blog I set up my 'to go' notebook with five stories on my bir…

One Week Staycation

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Hi. I know it's been a while. I've been busy working on four projects of my own. I have four part-time jobs: game writer at StrideStar Studios, content writer and social media marketer for an indie blog, game writer at Atomedia47, and now I'm a coauthor to an upcoming fantasy novel. For the most part my jobs involve a lot of research and note taking. Last month I found out I had four things planned the week of my birthday. With that I decided to take a one week vacation starting the 15th. On the vacation I can still write, but no meetings with work, writing friends, ect. I haven't taken time off like this for months or maybe a year.  My vacation started Monday the 15th with me getting my nails done at a local salon nearby. My nails have lasted almost three weeks so far wothout so much as chipping. When I got home I found four birthday cards from family. I got birthday money just in time for the week. My mom gave me money for my birthday dinner, and my grandma gave me mo…

Representation Matters

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(Originally posted 3/12/19)
This is a blog repost. While recently hanging out with Nana we noticed that there aren't a lot of characters using crutches or in wheelchairs, so I was automatically inspired. I didn't know how to start it, so I wrote it as an answer to a writing prompt. Looking at my notes I wrote everything I needed here already. I organized my notes and thoughts, but this may take a while to post because I need to figure out how to word everything perfectly to get my point across.
It wasn't until almost two months ago when I was with Nana that I realized something. We were watching one of her shows, Goldie and Bear when I saw Marian Locks (Goldie's mom) in a special wheelchair like Nana's. I commented on it, and she said she hasn't seen another character in a wheelchair. Even though she's only seven I thought it was best to be honest with her. I told her that I only saw a few characters in fiction as well. When I saw the look in her eyes it bro…

Remembering Who Loves You

This is a repost of mine from another blog. I was given this prompt by a writer friend of mine, Tiffany when she was worried about me when I was writing about a more sensitive subject. She wanted to help keep my emotions balanced. I'm also challenging myself to put me in my own writing. Sorry for the lateness it took me about a month and a half to write this.
Prompt: A ghost appears before you one night and tells you to expect a visitation by three spirits who will each transport you to significant moments from the past, present, and future. However, you soon discover that the three spirits aren't quite like the ones who visited Ebeneezer Scrooge...
Here I was watching Coco again. It's one of my favorite movies. As the song 'Remember Me' plays and Hector explains why he wrote the song I teared up. As always. "I love this scene," a familiar male voice sniffled. "It reminds me of when we wrote 'Let Me Be Me'." I turned my head so fast that m…