About Linda Naush
It would seem that I've always thought in stories. Ever since I can remember, I'd go: "I wonder, what's this bunny's name in this children book? Why is the bear here? Would the little mole rather be somewhere else?"
As I grew, the themes obviously changed, but my inclination to tell stories didn't. Just like many writers, though, when I mentioned that I wanted to write a book, I was met with a scathing: "But you're so young, what could you possibly have to say?"
And so I didn't write any goddamn book... and I built a career in a completely different creative industry.
But writing found me - and stayed with me - anyway. First as a Star Trek email SIM. Then fanfics. Then forum role playing. It. Simply. Wouldn't. Let. Go. And the characters that came to me just won't shut the fuck up! They DEMAND their stories be told.
So, with the conclusion of 2020, AKA the Covid year, I decided that if there was one good thing to come out of this clusterfuck, it was me tossing my worries into the wind - and kicking impostor syndome's ass - and writing the goddamn book.
So, if you're the praying type, please pray for me. And for the love of all that's Holy, keep the coffee coming. Thanks!
Goodies, aka Resources
CHARACTER PROFILE TEMPLATE
This is generally what I have to work with when creating my characters. I try to fill in as much as possible and in doing so, I sort of paint the character in front of me.
Use it however you see fit, I mean, I used a number of character sheets that I came across over the years that I sort of molded and modified to suit me, so feel free to use it, mold, tweak and do whatever to make it suit you.
CHARACTER PROFILE EXAMPLE
Mara came to me as a character for an email role-playing SIM. This is why her profile is so detailed, because RP is based on character interaction and you only control your character, so you need to know them inside and out to know what they'd do.
If you're writing solo, you don't need to know every little detail to this extent, but... most of the time it still helps.
Snippets, aka Short Stories
BUT THERE WILL BE SOME!
I'm working on reworking some of my old short stories. When I finish them, they will be here as some of them are copyrighted (what a way to say they're fanfics). Pinky promise, so stay tuned!