Checking My Vulnerability

By Christiana Peterson | @ChristianaNPete At my heart, I am a fiction reader and writer. I love to be surrounded by narrative, losing hours to stories of magic, love, and beauty. One of the things I also love about writing fiction is that it gives me some semblance of anonymity when I’m creating characters that might or might […]

Do My Words Matter?

By Nicole T. Walters | Twitter: @NicoleTWalters It wasn’t a revelatory moment when the heavens opened up. It was pieces of moments, scattered throughout my life like breadcrumbs leading me down the right path. Pieces of moments—that book I wrote in third grade and a journal entry saying I wanted to be a writer, all […]

What’s Your Hundred-foot Journey?

When was the last time you watched The Hundred Foot-Journey, she asked. Dorothea came and stood next to me at the kitchen island at my in-law’s house. I was packing up with the kids, getting ready to de-Christmas and head home. My whole body smiled. I love that movie. I have an assignment for you, […]

On Anne Shirley and Writing My Way into Healing

“Well, if you want my opinion, Miss Shirley, I’d write about places I knew something of and people that spoke everyday English. Instead of these silly schoolgirl romances.” –Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables. Ever since I first saw Anne of Green Gables when I was eight years old, I have wanted two things: to […]

The Surprising Wisdom of Ants

If you had told me 25 years ago that I would one day order a package of ants in the mail, I would have laughed in disbelief. But I did not know, 25 years ago, that there were such things as ant farms: miniature terrariums where you could observe a colony making their subterranean labyrinths. […]