Amy Isaman, Writer
Turning Imagination into Novels
Hello & Welcome
My name is Amy Isaman, and I’m a writer.
I have spent my life as “Amy” to friends and family, various nicknames my big sister concocted throughout our childhood (yes, I answer to Gamer and Amos), “Mom” to my children, Mrs. Isaman to my students, and any number of endearments to my husband, but now, I’m choosing.
At this mid-life point in life, I’m making changes, so here it is . . . I am, Amy Isaman, Writer and Designer.
I used to spend my days in high school teaching freshman English which can be either highly rewarding and entertaining, or horribly grueling and depressing depending on the day – think Shakespeare + fifteen year-olds. I also taught juniors and seniors, Creative Writing and AP Psychology – super fun classes.
Now, I spend my days writing my stories and designing websites for the most amazing clients. I live my life enmeshed in creativity. And I LOVE it.
It took a bit to get back to writing which I abandoned after a particularly horrible creative writing class in college, but I did get there. So far, I have completed one historical fiction novel, The Overlander’s Daughter, a young adult mystery, #Killing It, and a contemporary women’s adventure called The Tarot Cipher.
You can purchase The Overlander’s Daughter, at Amazon.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."Maya Angelou
I’m a writing teacher, too.
Most Recent Blog Posts
My Musings on Writing and my Journey Through Life
This blog also has all of the posts from Where Teens Write, a site for teen writers that I used to run.
Ah, it's Mother's Day. This was always the day that I could count on a full-day of help in the yard (with minimal grumbling from the kids) getting my garden and flower beds ready for the summer. But alas, my favorite weeders have moved out, and both have sworn that...read more
This morning, I woke up way too early and couldn't go back to sleep. Insomnia isn't a frequent visitor, thank God, but when she visits, I feel like something that accidentally got put into the dryer with the laundry. My brain starts flailing and banging around with no...read more
As discussed in the first post in this villain series, the whole purpose of your antagonist is to oppose your protagonist/main character (MC). In the second post, I talked about how to develop your villain so that their opposing your main character is believable and...read more
In the first post in this villain series, I defined an antagonist and also discussed when to introduce your antagonist (hint - right at the beginning of your story). This post is all about how to develop a solid villainous character. Stephen King, in his...read more
Every great story has a powerful and hateful villain. Or do they? The answer to that question is actually much more complicated than it might seem at first glance. So, in honor of the Christmas season and one of my favorite all-time villains, The Grinch, I'm kicking...read more
Dialogue is one of the most fun parts of a story to write. We can really get in our characters heads while writing dialogue. It's our opportunity to let our characters speak, to share who they are. We can also use dialogue to develop our characters not only through...read more