Gabrielle's Life and Writings

Gabrielle Lawson, writer of Fanfiction. I will use this space to keep a journal about my writing, the progress I'm making, stories I'm working on, writer's blocks I'm having, our adoption process and progress and just life in general.

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Location: Missouri, United States

I'm multifaceted and highly educated. I have a BA in History and an MA in Museum Studies. But I couldn't make a living in a museum, so my hobby--computers--became my living. I'm now a charter member Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician. I aspire to be a professional writer and/or poet. I am a Christian and have been living by His grace for the last four years or so, despite the MegaStress and now the GigaStress. He keeps me going, and displays His glory still, in my life.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Classes start soon!

I'm teaching with Communiversity at UMKC again. Fanfiction: Writing for Internet Fan Audiences is up for its second semester. But I've also added Fanfiction II: Grammar, Syntax, & Editing! Classes start the 17th, so if you're interested and in the KC area, get registered! Go to the Communiversity website and sign up.

    Status of Stories
  • Same as before but I'm feeling better so I might get back to writing soon.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

If you've been wondering where I've been....

I've been unemployed. As this was rather sudden, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Two days before I had had to go to the emergency room with no insurance, which also hit like a ton of bricks, so being under 2 of them kind of saps one's creativity.

Back in the days of the MegaStress, I didn't even imagine for 5 months. It's not as bad as that. I have imagined in little spurts now and then in the last week and a half.

And perhaps things are looking up so that maybe my creativity will look up, too. I've gotten a couple of interviews and presently have two good possibilities. The pay for each would be a drop from where I was so I will still need supplemental income.

To that end, I'm going to also work from home. I've signed up with Work At Home United (check out my site at Work At Home United is partnered with a great wellness store that manufactures (here in the US) safer, cleaner, bio-degradable, natural, non-toxic products for your home, health and beauty. Please contact me if you are interested in hearing more about those products and/or working at home yourself. You can contact me via that site.

In the meantime, we are still going to adopt. It will probably just take a bit longer as job search and how-do-we-pay-the-bills became more urgent. Not by choice. Do, please, stop by our adoption site: and see if you can help us.

    Status of Stories
  • Still on Chapter 11 of Secret Penname's story (Hint: His name is more French than mine.)
  • Still on Chapter 2, I think, of The Honored.
  • Purgatory is still in Purgatory