Midwest Writers Conference


I am delighted to be attending a 3 day conference not too far from home. Today promised a hint of the fun to come. Our table companions were delightful and a few new professional tricks are tucked away. No matter what your passion is, being around a group of others who share it energizes the soul. All of us had a different focus, equally enthralled with our favorite genre. New writers sit in awe with many questions for their new peers. This was a comforting reminder of the progress I have personally made over the last few years. Without the ability to ask questions, and have writers answer, my craft might not have continued to grow when I was discouraged.  Most writers are the supreme example of professional generosity, truly desiring to share their knowledge with those who want to learn. I am blessed to be part of this world and endeavor to work hard this year, spend more time devoted to writing, and think big. One day, I too, will share my experience with fledgling writers. Comforting their fears – never forgetting the nudging of my own mentors. It’s a good place to be, and I plan to soak up every moment.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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