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I started my creative writing career and developed it through the writing of thrillers and young adult stories. These stories were in my comfort zone of writing and I have a passion for writing them. Upon entering the writing program at UNR, I was challenged to step outside of my comfort zone to explore more literary fiction in my short stories. I began writing in third person and even some second person, though I was most comfortable writing in first person. I began telling stories from male perspectives instead of only female perspectives. In addition, I began exploring with third person limited perspectives with multiple character view points, and using subtlety, in addition to writing a story from the end backward. Harrowville is a collection of these stories that encompass loss, grief and trauma and look at how characters deal with these situations which create fear, establish hope, and above all change these characters for at least a portion of their lives, if not forever.