February 2020

Prayers for Writers

I believe writers enjoy their own writing twice. As writers, they enjoy wrestling to give birth to their vision in words. Then as readers, they rediscover their own words with a certain surprise: “Wow! Did I write that?” Words and language and writing have power. Writing preserves our best thoughts and gives them a life

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My Ideal Reader

By Sarah Hamaker, CCWF President Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my ideal reader. Who is she? What does she like to do? What does she read? Where does she live? What is her family life like? What draws her to pick up a book? What does she like to feel after reading a

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