Creating characters in our novels is not difficult when they are just like us, but what about when they aren't? Using the different personality profiles available we can create characters that jump off the page and connect with readers because they are believable.
A MidSouth transplant from sunny Florida, Victoria Duerstock is living out her "one day" dreams. An avid reader from way back, she has a voracious appetite for all things bookish. She reads fiction and non-fiction alike but well-written fiction that makes her solve a mystery or an ending she didn’t anticipate really grabs her attention. She’s even been known to read a manual or two. Ok really, she reads all the manuals.
As a wife and mom of three teenagers, Victoria enjoys blogging regularly for Women to Women ministries - you can find her writing to moms each Friday about a variety of topics. She’s also a contributor for Just 18 Summers and she maintains her own blogs Encouraging Women Today and the Creative Corner.
As a teacher and speaker, Victoria’s mission is to intentionally seek to inspire hope and ignite bigger dreams for God’s purpose and His glory in each of our stories. She enjoys speaking at a variety of venues.
As a writer, Victoria is excited to pursue publication of her novel Fractured, the first of three books in her clean read crime/suspense trilogy. She’s also busy exercising her non-fiction muscles as well and has been published in the following devotional anthologies:
Let All Nature Sing, Worthy Publishing, 2016
Just Breathe, Worthy Publishing, 2017
Words to Cheer Your Heart, Worthy Publishing, publishing TBD
She is delighted to be the conference manager and the contest director for the Ohio Christian Writers Conference. She also manages the content for Serious Writer Academy. Also a member of Word Weavers International, she is pleased to lead as and President of her online group.