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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Three Reasons I Keep Coming Back to Write Canada
I don’t have a university degree in English. I don’t have
the time or resources to go back to school right now. In fact, for the most part
I guess you could say I’m self-taught writer—no pun intended. But one thing I
do is attend Write Canada. Every year I embrace the opportunity to learn from
some of the best writing teachers in North America. I’ve learned about writing,
self-editing, promotion, professionalism, and career building—all in small,
comfortable classes where faculty take the time to answer my questions and
learn my name. And through the mentoring I’ve received as a Write Canada
volunteer I have gained skills and experience I would never have managed on my
By nature I’m a shy person. Write Canada has given me a safe
place to grow. At Write Canada I’ve learned how to approach and connect with
industry professionals and grow a career. The confidence I’ve built through this
process has positively impacted all areas of my life. Never, never would I have imagined that one day
I would dare speak to, let alone stand and laugh with such Christian writing greats
as Ted Dekker.
Writing can be lonely. But at Write Canada I have made
friends—the kind of friends that will last a lifetime. They’re fellow writers
who understand my struggles. They celebrate my successes and mourn my
disappointments with me. They pray for me. And I am honoured to do the same for
them. Because of the community I joined by attending Write Canada, I know I am
truly never alone.
God has used Write Canada to make me the person I am today.
Let Him use Write Canada to shape your life, too.