Scottsdale author and editor Carol Test talks rejection, inspiration, and the writing life with VoyagePhoenix. Read about her current projects and learn more about The Writing Cycle’s services in this week’s Trailblazer series.
“I love helping authors find their voice and connect with larger questions about the human experience their writing explores. After all, the world doesn’t need more stories exactly like the ones we already have. What might the world need? Your story. Because there is no one exactly like you.”
Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to art, law, athletics, and more. The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative highlights female role models, with the hope of encouraging more equal and just representation in media, and fostering a tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors and business partners.
And check out other incredible trailblazers from in and around the Valley to follow and support.
“These days, there’s less focus on “muscular prose” and “action-based narratives” and more interest in young women’s love stories as negotiations of power, exploring trauma victims’ attempts to find power in passivity, and noticing style choices writers from marginalized groups employ to claim their identities.
Who we are and how we live impacts not only the stories we tell but the ways in which we tell them. I’m hoping as more voices get heard, the very tools we use broaden.”
an Arizona-based editor who turns ideas into art. Need to get your book publication-ready?