Stories about writing

The Writing Life – Goal

Here’s the truth: my goal has never been to be a writer. Surprised? Keep reading. I’ve tried writing for the sake of writing, and I’ve learned from it that...

The Writing Life – Inspiration

Inspiration is far more patchwork quilt than seamless silk, isn’t it? I think it’s that way for all of us. Rarely is it a thing that inspires us to...

The Writing Life – Stuck

There’s a word I truly have come to dislike—more than moist or dirge or even spatchcock. It’s a word that threatens to trip me up as I write for...

The Writing Life – Edit

I’m going to ramble a bit here, so bear with me. I promise, even if the words aren’t edited and spit-polished, they’re good. I’m a huge self-editor. I’m sure...

The Writing Life – Brainstorm

It seems I’d have taken a better picture of the moment, what with a phone that helps me document most everything these days. But instead, I’ve got an IG...

The Writing Life – Mornings

There are so many things I want to tell you, love—things about your worth and your design and how incredibly large and expansive God’s purpose is within you and...

The Writing Life – Draft

I’ve confessed that I’m praying I will learn to savor the process as much as I enjoy the finished work—when the campaign is launched or the book is written...

The Writing Life – Mood

We all have the lie that threatens to take us down. For me, that lie is failure. It’s rarely an awareness of past failures that wants to keep me...

You are the Best Story.

Two years ago, I sent out an Instagram love note to strangers, hoping someone would accept my invitation for a cup of coffee. No one did. Two years ago, I...

Shoot Like a Girl | As You Are

She said, “Show them you as you are – behind the words and the images.” The “she” is my friend, Migdalia. We’ve been together since the early ‘80s, and we’ve...

The Truth about Soaring.

At the beginning of the year, I wore a necklace with a coin and a wing, and began using the hashtag #mysoaringyear on stories shared on Instagram. More than...
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