Posts Tagged "Writing life"

My Father’s Voice by Mary Rozendal

My Father’s Voice by Mary Rozendal

By on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog | 4 comments

“When I grow up, I want to be a writer.” I’ve been saying this for years. But I’ve never heard God’s voice speaking to me, telling me to write. Sometimes I even wonder if I’ve imagined His call. Even as I type this, I’m thinking, what am I doing? Maybe I’m just being prideful and wanting to be in the spotlight for a while. Am I really writing because I feel called...

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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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I Will Not Give Up by Kristi West

I Will Not Give Up by Kristi West

By on Nov 3, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

I attended my very first Breathe Writers Conference several weeks ago, and I’ll just say this: It. Was. Fantastic. I brought my daughter, and like a couple of dry sponges, we absorbed everything we possibly could. By the time that weekend was over, we were overflowing with information, ideas, and inspiration. Personally, I could not wait to get home to my...

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An Unexpected Truth by Christine Bierma

An Unexpected Truth by Christine Bierma

By on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

I didn’t even pull out my new journal, although I did grab a handful of Dove chocolates and a cup of coffee as I sat down for the session. The middle of day two, I was reaching my saturation point and my expectations were low, never heard of this guy, Perini anyhow. The Breathe intern was perfect. I could have eaten her with a spoon. I loved no one more than...

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Confessions of a Breathe First Timer by Kristi West

Confessions of a Breathe First Timer by Kristi West

By on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog | 19 comments

I am a terrible interviewee. I get extremely nervous. I am often told I’m hard to “read,” because I’m generally pretty quiet around people I don’t know well. Again, this is because I tend to get nervous meeting new people. I like to think that I project a certain level of confidence, but I’ve been told more than once that it’s hard to...

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