Posts Tagged "Writing"

Fists Unclenched by Lisa Van Engen

Fists Unclenched by Lisa Van Engen

By on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

When we clench our fists, we live small. I so often in writing hold tight to my uncertainty. The early rejections were so difficult to bounce back from. Blogging was so public. Social media was overwhelming. I never felt good enough to collaborate. Publication felt utterly elusive. Comparison inched into my thoughts. As a writer, if I could even call myself that, I...

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Why I Write by Ingrid Lochamire

Why I Write by Ingrid Lochamire

By on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

There’s a yellow folder in my file cabinet that I’ve shared with just a handful of people. In it are the awkward and innocent poems and essays of an introverted teenager with a head full of ideas and dreams, pieces riddled with questions but very few answers. Alongside them are short stories featuring the adventures of a perky and popular camp counselor who solved...

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Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

By on May 29, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

One of my favorite things about being a journalist is that I frequently get to meet people I might never have encountered if not for my job. Usually, it isn’t famous people who inspire and move me; it’s the ones doing good work, quietly, behind the scenes. I recently met a woman named Josephine who owns a hair salon in Grand Rapids for men and women of all hair...

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An Honest Post by Linda Willen

An Honest Post by Linda Willen

By on May 5, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

This writing life is full of ups and downs, joys and frustrations. One of the purposes of this Breathe Blog community is that we can come around each other along the journey, celebrating victories and encouraging each other during the dips.  Today we have the opportunity to commiserate with Linda. Can you join us in propping her up in this writing dry-spell?...

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