Stories about rise up writers

Twelve More Stories in the Life of a Writer

Motivation and mantras. Rejection and rewrites. Ideas and confession—and a personal addiction. Here are twelve more stories in the life of this writer, including the one about the best...

The Writing Life – Change the World.

My husband smiled as I snapped the picture of the bookstore that shines its light in our local airport. It’s not the first time I’ve taken a photo of...

The Writing Life – The Best Things.

I can still hear Zela’s voice. “You are a writer, Aunty Ronne? I love stories—what stories do you write? Will you read me a story?” Even now, to be...

The Writing Life – I Have an Addiction.

I HAVE AN ADDICTION. I think about the origin of the thoughts whispered so subtly into our hungry-for-something-more ears. Back, before a woman and a man and paradise and...

The Writing Life – Like Diamonds.

“Wow, that photo. It’s beautiful – it looks like diamonds.” A filmmaker friend said that as he glanced through the images on my phone. There were so many stories...

The Writing Life – A Better Story.

I remember all the plans I made to share my book idea with the world around me. I wrapped my bold dreams in brightly colored ribbon and carried them...

The Writing Life – When Pigs Fly.

Ten years ago, I crafted a list of 50 things I wanted to accomplish. The things on it were as expansive and colorful as a Texas sunset sky. “Sing...