Writing, Writing life

Dealing with Critique

How do you take feedback?Let’s be honest—taking critique can be hard. Even well-meaning, honest critique can sting. So what do you do when you get your story back with red ink?Personally, I don’t look at it right away. I’ll let myself skin it super quickly to see the damage, but I don’t really read anything.… Continue reading Dealing with Critique

Writing life

Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

I wish life had a roadmap or a list of instructions. But it doesn’t.I’m scared of the uncertain, of the unknown. I’m scared of making mistakes or the wrong decision.But if I knew everything that was going to happen, or everything I needed to do, life would lose some of its wonder. And I wouldn’t… Continue reading Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

Writing life

Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

Random, Writing

Your Words Have Power

Your words carry weight. We all know the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” And what do pens do? They write words. Words, both spoken and written, have power. They can build up. They can tear down. They can encourage and inspire. They can depress and crush us. Don’t underestimate the power of… Continue reading Your Words Have Power