About

*waves*

Hi! My name’s Gabrielle. *glances at the long account of how she became a writer*

*Hands you a cup of tea* This may take a while, but we might as well get started. I began writing fiction about four years back. My first attempt at a novel was called Wings and for all accounts and purposes, shouldn’t count. I had no earthly idea what storytelling was and didn’t make it far. I wrote on and off, playing with writing like the winter wind plays with snowflakes that melt as soon as they touch the ground. 

*picks up her own cup of tea and takes a sip* The story truly started after a good friend spoiled a book.

This friend of mine finished a fantasy story by an author I’d never heard of. After she ranted about the book (and spoiling the ending), I looked it up.  The novel led me to the author, and that author led me to her website, Helping Writers Become Authors.

I started reading her articles.  

That was when the true storyteller was born.

Those posts thrilled me. I realized there was a method to the madness of writing. My first attempts at plotting a book were clumsy, lopsided, and naive, but I kept going. Day by day, month by month, year by year, I wrote on. Four and a half novels, over a dozen articles, and loads of critiques later, I’m still pursuing my craft as passionately as the day I first found it (but with a little more wisdom, I hope).

I became a staff writer at the greatest writing website in the world, Story Embers. I’ve published over seventy blog across on various sites, served a term as a guildmaster, and am far from stopping. I’m working on my best book yet, Ridgeline, and hope to pitch it next July.

That’s how I became a slightly notebook-obsessed, character-crazy, pen-toting writer. Where this journey will take me, I don’t know, but I do know that I want to infuse my fiction with words of honesty, victory, and hope that will glorify my Lord God and grip readers from the first page to the last. And maybe, just maybe, I can share a bit of the love I have for writing with you guys.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the site. 🙂 

Gabrielle R. Pollack (A.K.A. the Introvert

Random Facts

  • I think paradise should include thick novels, hot cocoa, a warm fire, and “Do Not Disturb” signs.
  • Storms, trees, and rooftops are all the best.
  • I enjoy cleaning once I make myself do it.
  • I swam with a shark.
  • I have a brainstorming sword named Kindness.
  • I started archery because of the Ranger’s Apprentice books.
  • Speaking of books, I love Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series, Nadine Brande’s Out of Time series, and the Wingfeather Saga

Projects

Ridgeline Draft #2
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Ridgeline is about a snarky immortal who, in an attempt to save his eternal life, steps into the mortal world. Before he can gain the knowledge he needs, he’s dragged into the lives of three desperate humans and their fight to survive an apocalyptic war.

Ceasefire Rewrite
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This story is about a powerful Ceasefire who steps out of hiding to reluctantly take the job of protecting an obscure woman. Before he can fulfill his contract and return to his peaceful life, he realizes the group of killers behind his own downfall is seeking his charge.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Read 15%
The Emotional Craft of Fiction
Read 33%
The Count of Monte Cristo
Read 58%

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