Sometimes in life– you'll feel a tingling sensation in the pit of your stomach.
It is at these times, it's imperative that you look inward and address your gut-feelings with honesty, and in certain times, with courage.
My insides twisted, begging for my attention, and when I was able to finally make sense of the fluttering in my heart, it whispered me this:
"Share those confounded stories that you've been hiding away from the world..."
I nervously chuckled to myself before strapping down and throwing together a plan to carry out.
Something I could share.
Something I could be proud of.
–And here it is...
Dramatic Pause (dp) is a creative journal founded by myself (Deanna Paulsen)– featuring guest writers and artists who capture moments in life with a dramatic pause.
Whether it's a short story, poem, photo series, video or illustration, dp seeks to share meaningful stories from a high range of perspectives that command thoughtful and reflective attention from readers and followers.
In sharing our stories, our goal is to build a supportive community for storytellers to showcase their passions and talents in the company of ambitious creatives.
As the founder of this journal and young community, I aim to create a platform where fellow writers, artists, and performers can collaborate, share and build support for their own projects.
Interested in sharing your own story to the world?
Drop a line, and we'll make it happen right here.
This is the beginning of something beautiful. I can feel it in my stomach.