Nanowrimo Spotlight: Allison W.—Author and Stigma Fighter


Good afternoon, and welcome back to my ongoing Nanowrimo Spotlight series. Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to fellow Municipal Liaison Allison; you can find Allison on Twitter as @AlliW_writes and also on Facebook. So here’s Allison:

I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo for a few years now (since 2012), but I’m super excited to be a Municipal Liaison for my region this year. The first year I actually won was 2013 — it was finally the kick in the pants I needed to finish a project.

What are you writing about this year?
I’m writing a sequel to my second novel, Waiting for You. This year’s project is titled Forget Me Not. It focuses on my female lead, Kylie Lewis, and her search for her father. I had gotten about 20,000 words during Camp NaNo this past summer, but I think I’m going to scratch what I had written and start over.

What is your favorite movie – you have to pick just one!
Ugh, tough question! After some careful thought, I’d have to say To Kill a Mockingbird (also one of my favorite books). I love Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

What advice would you give to all your fellow Wrimos?
Stick with it! Don’t worry if what you’ve written is the greatest — just write! You can always go back after November and edit.

Sneaky Ninja question! What fictional character are you most like?
I’d have to say Pat from Silver Linings Playbook — in female form,small_wfycover of course. 🙂 I live with Type I Bipolar Disorder, and I can so relate to how he’s learning to deal with his illness and trying to make amends and get through life.

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Waiting for You is available on Amazon and iBooks. I’m so in love with these characters — they’re like my children! I truly enjoyed writing this story, and I don’t think I could ever get tired of it.

I also promote awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. Stigma fighters unite!

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