Amy Isaman, Writer
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.
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
Have you ever read the last few chapters of a book extra slowly because you weren't yet ready to say goodbye to the characters? Can you list favorite characters that you have fallen deeply and irrevocably in love with? I'm willing to bet that if you're a reader, you...read more
This summer, I started reading the wildly popular Game of Thrones in the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin yet again. I've started it two other times but never could get into the story. This time, I stuck with it and am finally enjoying it, but it...read more
Have you ever been reading a story and found it bogged down in tedious detail or flowery and irrelevant descriptions? You want to get back to the characters and the action, so you skim through pages of detailed descriptions, maybe even skip a page or two until...read more
Starting a new story or novel is one of the most exciting parts of writing...and also one of the most challenging. There's so much to think about: How to "hook" your reader? Where or when does your story start? What characters should be on the first page? These are...read more