I never felt imposter syndrome. That is surprising, because I am usually a very insecure person. I get imposter syndrome walking into Target. I very much expected to. Hoity toity new York at the highly prestigious Writer's Digest in the Hilton hotel I couldn't afford even at the discounted rate, you KNEW I expected to… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Annual Conference: What’s it like?
Writing with Mental Illness
Mental Illness and Creativity: A Mini-History How many of us have imagined the "tortured artist?" A poet or novelist battling with their demons in a dark, solitary room as they pour out their pain onto the page. After hours, weeks, months, they collapse on their desk and breathe the words, "It is done." Numerous famous… Continue reading Writing with Mental Illness
What Does it Mean to Be Christian?
What do you think of when you learn that someone is a Christian? Do you assume they... Don't drink alcohol? Boycott R-rated movies? Never swear? Spend every Sunday in church? Vote Republican? Won't talk to girls in short skirts or guys with tattoos? Hate Muslims and homosexuals? While some of the above may or may… Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be Christian?
Following Your Passion: How-to Guide
We all have dreams and passions, but how many of us are actively pursuing them? So often "real life" gets in the way, keeping us from living the life we truly want to live. We get lost in the fantasy of ONE DAY, that mystical time and place when everything is possible. ONE DAY is… Continue reading Following Your Passion: How-to Guide