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Hello, My name is Miriam D. Adams , my pen name is Miriam Adams-Washington. I have been writing since I can remember but did not take myself seriously until I was in my 20's when I started penning my first book. I didn't get an inkling to look at publishing my book until my late 20's and in 2006, my book "The Quiet Strength Within" was published; available on Amazon affiliates, Amazon.com.
In addition to my writing I have always felt a strong humanitarian pull to helping people; so my adult career has been centered around helping young people and their families. I love seeing that lightbulb go off in a young person's eyes when you see that they have just discovered something about themselves or when a struggling family realize that you are really there to help them get their footing again.
But my passion in life is Writing and I am thankful that I found it. For a long time I didn't know I was a writer, I thought I was crazy...no really. When I was young around the pre-teen age, about 11 or 12 these storylines started forming in my mind or at least I started taking note of them at that age. Before that age I simply controlled the lives of my Barbie's and when you played Barbie's with Miriam it was an involved production!lol
Anyway, Scene by scene (in my mind) I would develope these characters, their environments, family, friends, situations that they would find themselves in. And the stories would play out on a stage and sometimes I was a participant as a character and sometimes I was the director. So from about 11 to about 14 years old I lived in my head...I daydreamed alot.
It wasn't until I got an unusual amount of praise from a Literature teacher my freshman year in HS for a paper I'd written, that I started getting the notion that I should venture out of my mind and unto a flatter terrain.
Also by this time I was beginning to think I suffered from Multiple personality disorder because I had these people living inside me. I had to evict them or become someone who probably could be labeled with a mental disorder. Before I knew it I had three notebooks filled. The first two characters that emerged where these people named Michael Mathis and Marcia Clarkston.
They evolved over the years along with other characters with their stories. I just wrote whenever I could...it was how I relaxed and writting is where I felt and still feel most at home.
Anyway, the Characters Michael and Marcia's story is being shared with the world in my current published book on the market called "The Quiet Strength Within". I have a second book I'm hoping to finish and have published by Fall 2011 titled "The Good Ground," I have also adapted a Screenplay already from this unpublished book.
I am fairly new at Screenwriting, but it was literally love at first read. I came across a screenplay site and just started reading screenplays. I liked how they left much to the imagination and I could fill in the blanks, my wild imagination just automatically does that anyway so I felt comfortable right off the bat. Then I started going to all the screenwriting online sites, studying, taking notes, reading, and then I started writing.
My first script ever written is titled "The Good Ground". Tells the story of a single woman who seemingly has her life together in the states but then moves back home to Mexico to face everyday challenges of economic disparity and racial tensions between the locals and an American owned business in their community.
My second full length Screenplay is the one I have available here on Amazon Studios "CHASING HOPE". Chasing Hope developed from me listening to a James Brown song called "Try Me" while on a drive home one day. And within that 20 min drive a story from beginning to end began to play out in my mind and I couldn't wait to get home and start getting it on paper. I hope you enjoy the draft that is presented on this site and Thanks for taking the time to read it.
I am also a freelance writer where I mostly write opinion pieces as well as research peices. I have published works in newspaper publications as well as online webizines. Below are some samples of my articles.http://www.hannibal.net/opini...
My Current Article with Emerging Minds Magazine (under Feature Article): http://www.emergingminds.org/...
I also write for EEW magazine. here's my latest article with them: http://www.eewmagazine.com/bl...