This is from a post I wrote in July of this year–it describes why I blog and how it is a “work in progress”–then I came across this name on the web–Jeff Goins. Jeff’s picture kept looking at me in an interesting mix of blogs . . . so finally I clicked on him! What a blessing on click can be!
(THIS IS FROM JULY 2012) I have spent most of my life writing. My earliest memory was in 3rd grade–my teacher let me write and re-write all the Winnie-the-Pooh books and change the endings as I saw fit. As the other kids filled out pages and pages of worksheets I wrote my stories. I often sat off by myself and wrote. I’m not sure why I was allowed this luxury but if I had to guess it was because my Dad died when I was in 2nd grade and I didn’t handle it very well . . .
After reworking most of the children’s books I had read I moved onto my own writing. I had pen pals, wrote essays, wrote for the school newspapers, wrote, wrote and wrote. It could have been that we lived out in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do . . .
As an adult I tried to freelance but that is hard to make ends meet, so I kept my day/night jobs and wrote in the off times. I discovered that the only real way to be a writer would be to use my science/medical background and become a medical writer–I did that by boldly telling people that “I’m a medical writer” and they gave me a job. And then another job and then I started to freelance again and before I knew it I was writing for real money. (to read more click here)
(NOW) When I started looking at the goinswriter.com website–I felt at home. I felt as though Jeff spoke to my heart about my writing–I read his FREE book “A Writer’s Manefestio” and felt empowered. I knew that I had a message that I wanted to share–not just a recipe or a cool project. A few weeks after “finding” Jeff–he offered the Tribe Writer’s online course–I didn’t think twice about signing up–and I’m so glad that I did!
The class started and I was slow to participate–I didn’t feel like I belonged. In my mind I am a writer but to the world I’m not–I’m a Mom with a bunch of kids, who home schools . . . I am all of those things AND I’m a Writer.
The course can take someone from: the idea of being a writer to being a published author in 8 weeks. If that is what you desire–or it can help you hone your voice, find your tribe, discover your platform, all the while being part of a group of writers who are having the same exact struggles.
My fellow tribe writers James, Joan, Bryan, Sundi Jo, Stacey write about how the course has changed their writing–we all came together (a couple 100 of us) for different reasons through the love of writing and wanting to make a difference.
If you want to become a better writer, take it to the next level or make a difference in ways you aren’t sure about . . . this class is for you.
Be Blessed. I pray that we grow into finding our purpose that serves Him.
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