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Happy Friday! Today, I am in North Carolina at the Hope*writers workshop. Hope*writers is a membership community for writers to find encouragement and learn the trade, from blog writing to crafting a book proposal and launching a book. I’m absolutely giddy to have this opportunity to learn in person from some of my favorite authors, including Emily Freeman, author of Grace for the Good Girl, and Myquillyn Smith, author of The Nesting Place. While I’m here I hope to clarify my vision for this blog and my writing as a whole and create (or at least start) a writing plan for how to realize that vision.
Hope*writers just released a series of four videos that contain some excellent tips for improving your writing. If you are a writer or want to be, I encourage you to check out these free videos right here. They will give you a flavor of what’s inside the Hope*writers community. They also offer a $1 trial to go inside the private website and access their resource library.
If you want to learn more about Hope*writers, feel free to contact me and I would love to answer any questions I can or tell you more about my experience with them. I’ll be sure to share more about my live experience at the workshop next week when I get back.
Here are some good reads from around the internet:
Sitting in the Silence by Jessica Chance
Seasons of the Soul by Adam McHugh for Quiet Revolution
Quieting the Rage by Sarah Richmond
How to Find your Blue Carpet Friends by Jessie Clemence
Books I’m Enjoying:
Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
An excellent guide to learn how to listen to the inner whispers of the soul and its call to your true vocation. Palmer teaches us how to read our responses to our own experiences without judgment or blame but with a curiosity that will lead us to the truth of who we are. Our lives lay out clues to who we are, but they must be decoded. And the soul speaks its truth only under quiet, inviting, and trustworthy conditions.
Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
I found this book probably the most instructive and helpful for learning how to provide consistent discipline for my children. The authors provide a simple way in which, no matter the issue, we can be empowered to set healthy boundaries for our children with both compassion and steadfastness. It covers the gamut of childhood issues and explores how children of different ages try to push the limits and how to respond to those various scenarios.
Have a good weekend, friends!