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 now and again on this blog, I feel pulled to venture into inspirational waters (perhaps even philosophical) and today is one of those days. Why? Because the whole idea of "worry," mostly about what others think, has come up several times in conversations with...read more
Congratulations - you typed the final word of a story that you've been slaving over for days, weeks, or maybe even months. You've overcome distractions...You've ignored Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest (or whatever your favorite online distraction may be)...You've...read more
This past week, I was re-reading some of Carol Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. It's a fascinating look at how our mindset, or how we perceive ourselves, impacts our achievement. Basically, she argues that there are two mindsets: a fixed mindset...read more
I'd like to invite you to warm-up your writing muscles with a challenge. Are you up for it? Ready to write? Write a piece that includes this line somewhere in it: "Lying seems to run in the family."read more
When I begin working on a new project, I am filled with excitement. Ideas come easily. Words flow. I get in the writing groove, working on my project almost daily. And then . . . a vacation happens . . . school starts or ends . . . friends call . . . something...read more
Have you ever read (or written) a story where you or your readers have a difficult time picturing the action and the setting? The writer is so focused on the characters, dialogue, and action, that they forget to tell us where the characters are. It's like the...read more