Posts Tagged "inspiration"

It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

By on May 10, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

My “pet” writing project follows a snowy owl named Gritty Grace. She lives “once upon a time in the Kingdom of Compassion.” In her books, Gritty Grace connects with her compassionate companions and shares courage, comfort, and wisdom – and learns new life coping skills in turn. Inspiration for the Gritty Grace stories has been a co-creative process. Last...

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Writing Is My Passion  by Teresa Marita McGuire

Writing Is My Passion by Teresa Marita McGuire

By on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently my friend asked how I keep writing after what I’ve gone through. The question stemmed from her awareness of the sudden death of my only sister during my engagement, followed by marriage and divorce, then losing both parents years later. How did I write through sorrow,  disappointment and loneliness. Writing has always been my way of expressing intense...

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Why I write even when life stinks by Beth Sowles

Why I write even when life stinks by Beth Sowles

By on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

I have cancer. A few varieties of it in fact. There I said it. This past week I was referred to a new specialist and without truly realizing it, I’d gotten my hopes quite high. I hoped and prayed that this new doctor would be able to recommend a new treatment plan. He wasn’t. The crash that followed was soul crushing. In trying to keep my sanity and my faith...

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Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

Part of an artist’s job is to see the things other people miss and introduce the two. As a novelist, I walk through life almost constantly distracted, curious about the frost creeping up the garage window, the lichen on a tree, the distinctive way someone walks or speaks. I have files of disjointed impressions, thoughts, people, and scenes that just might...

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