I’m a writer!!
I’ve always enjoyed writing; however, I never thought much of the many journals I’ve written since a child.
In high school, I received a scholarship towards my college tuition for winning a writing competition.
As a youth, I wrote an article for the Detroit News when I was in middle school, and it was published. The article was about the homeless and how people overlooked them. Another article was about me having a big broom that would sweep up crime and it was published in a poetry book.
As a matter of fact, My mom was a writer and my daughters are writers. I say all of this to say, that writing is just something I enjoy to do. I express myself best this way.
I have not been formally trained as a writer, if that’s a thing. I’m sure it is though. You can certainly count my high school amazing English teacher, Mr. Lunsford who was my biggest supporter.
Furthermore, I have been commissioned by the Lord to write. He has repeatedly said for me to write. He assured me that He qualifies me.
I would love to get more training to ‘formally’ be a writer if that is what’s needed. But if you want me to be honest. Like really honest. I don’t think it’s necessary. I’m already a writer. I am an author. Of course, I can use bigger words and what not and perhaps I will. What is most important is being myself. It’s important to show my voice, no one else’s.
You can see me through my expressions…
I am currently working on my memoir and the process is really interesting, quite emotional at times.