Or, an attempt to encapsulate infinite amounts of wisdom in less than 800 words. Mc Nair Wilson, our keynote speaker, inspired us as creative people to: Be yourself. What do you do best? Who are you, really? Take risks. Just start something. Everyone fails. You have before, you will again. Don’t fear it. Challenge assumptions. … More What I Learned at Mount Hermon
I didn’t win the writing contest. Not that I expected to win. Truly! I entered more for the experience and the input from the judges. My desire to become a better writer motivated me to take the plunge and humbly accept any criticism offered. I am thankful for the three judges who read and critiqued … More How to Deal with Discouragement
It finally happened. I have nothing to write about. Oh, I’m working on three different projects with another fifteen lined up on a waiting list, but for my blog? Zilch. Writing something simply to create a post seems so, so…lame. I long to be helpful, encouraging, informational to others, not a wielder of words for … More What Does a Real Writer Write?
Last night dreams swirled through my head and I found myself waking up a few times momentarily convinced that I was living the story in my book. Since the book I’m writing is based on my personal experience, I have already lived it, but it felt strange to be in the middle of it again–if … More Writing in My Sleep
The book I’m writing fills my mind. I feel the end coming like a train rushing at me. I couldn’t stop it if I wanted to. And I hate having to stop (like for food or sleep or children) because I see the finish line in the distance. The words pour over and through and … More Words