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A Symphony of Calling by Kandi Schultz

A Symphony of Calling by Kandi Schultz

By on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

“So what do you want to do when you graduate?” It was an all-too-familiar question at that time, my senior year of high school. But this time, the question was being asked by a pivotal mentor in my life. In response, I shared my heart. “I’m not sure. Maybe theater, or maybe working with children…or maybe writing. I’ve been writing since I was little.” “That’s it,”...

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Help for the Directionally Challenged by Pearl Allard

Help for the Directionally Challenged by Pearl Allard

By on Jan 3, 2018 in Blog | 18 comments

I’d recently achieved a couple milestone goals in my writing journey – first publication, first paycheck, first acceptance after three rejections from a place in which I’d really wanted to be published – and I had less trepidation telling people I was a writer. I was stoked attending Breathe for my second time, but after meeting some of the goals I’d worked towards,...

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Call of the Wind by Lynn Olsson

Call of the Wind by Lynn Olsson

By on Dec 27, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

As the west wind blows – so is the rambling flow of verse from the heart of mine, to the gaze of you. Perhaps, I was too young to understand, but I remember in elementary school our class was having a writing workshop and how badly I wanted to submit something (I don’t remember if there was a prize included or not.) Truth be told, I don’t even...

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I Didn’t Expect to Cry, or Say “Amen” by Carol Graft

I Didn’t Expect to Cry, or Say “Amen” by Carol Graft

By on Dec 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I never thought I would cry at a writer’s conference. But I did. And not just once. Nor did I think I would shout (well, quietly) “Amen!” at a writers conference. But I did. And not just once. The first time it happened was in Don Perini’s Plenary Session. Maybe I was overwhelmed. Maybe I just felt so out of my element being a first timer. Or maybe, just maybe Mr....

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Affirmation in the Writing Life by Teresa Lasher

Affirmation in the Writing Life by Teresa Lasher

By on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Writers thrive on affirmation. The more, the better. Due to the nature of the craft, we position ourselves out there like hanging our undergarments on the clothes line for all the world to see. The deep places of our heart open wide as our most vulnerable secrets lay exposed. Recently I had the privilege being a part of Kregel’s Local Author Invasion book...

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