Hi! My name’s Julie and I am a doodlebug. I’ve been writing stories since even before I could write, thanks to my helpful dad who transcribed my words in his engineer’s all-caps lettering. During high school and the first half of college I planned to become an artist. Then, motivated by my love for language and a healthy dose of practicality, I changed my course to technical writing and started a corporate career. In 2011 I moved with the love of my life to sunny San Diego. Compared to our home state of Ohio, we feel like we’re living in paradise! But I still find myself feeling something missing. Even though I now earn a more creative living as a marketing writer, I feel like I have strayed far from my creative beginnings. This blog is intended to bring the sparkle back into my writing. It’s time to go back to collecting stars.