Writing in Vein

Writing in Vein

Last week, on a writing prompt from Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience, I wrote about resting in our disappointments, drawing from two very painful experiences from my past.It was a risk to write like that. The stakes were high. And it showed. More people visited my...
Writing Rooted in Life

Writing Rooted in Life

When I was 13, I dreamed of being a writer. When I was 18, I decided to become a journalist. When I was 22, I landed my first job as a newspaper reporter. When I was 23, I realized the reporter’s life was not for me, and I quit.Being a writer has never been a...
Making It

Making It

Recently, as I was describing a picture I had painted, someone asked me if I was an “artist.””Oh no,” I said. “I’m not an artist. I just like to paint and draw.””But I am a writer,” I added as an afterthought. It...