Tell Me Who I Am

If you read my blog as a fellow-writer/blogger let me ask you one question.  Why do you write?  

I write so that I have a place to be creative and to express my feelings.  I write to try and create something artistic.  I write to try and figure things out.  I write to tell my own story.

In my left side bar you will see a book that I have contributed to.  It is a collection of essays written by Mormons (16 of us to be exact) about life, families, and identity.  I have read many of the entries in this book, and in doing so I have found myself inspired and connected to other people in a way I never knew was possible.  This book has been put together by my friend DeNae Handy as a real act of love and interest in our culture and in our writing about it.  I encourage you to purchase a copy or two and share it.  



Pre-order your copy by clicking on the paypal link in my left sidebar.


9 comments

L.T. Elliot | February 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I write to try and figure things out, too. I write because it's a safe place for all those inner-things-you-just-don't-say to get out. I write because it's the only language I seem to know and understand.

DeNae is wonderful. I am absolutely certain this book will be worth every penny.

Cherie | February 16, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I write so I can keep a record of my life and my family. It's why I started anyway.
I also write because I communicate much better in written for than when I speak. I can collect my thoughts and make them co-hesive when I write.
Now I also write to "talk to" friends.
It is so strange how you make such good friends in the blogging world. It is such a gift!

This book sounds great - I will check it out.

wendy | February 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I read about this on DeNae's blog. What a great thing to be a part of. Such incredible writers all of you, with so much to share.
congrats

Lara | February 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I love how Cherie put it! I write for all of those reasons...mostly because I want to remember things, but I definitely think better through writing than I do talking.

I am so excited to read this book. :)

Barbaloot | February 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I'm not sure why I write---mostly because I enjoy it, I guess.

That book really looks awesome. I'm excited to read it.

LisAway | February 17, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I write mostly as a sort of journal, but I think it's good for my brain and my soul, arranging words in the right order (sometimes) to explain what I think, feel or am doing.

I love the idea of the book. Can't wait to get one!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust | February 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM

This looks like a great book. Thanks for letting me know about it. I'm so glad you write because you're REALLY good at it! And I love to hear you sing too. I write to go along with the pictures on my blog! :) When I write I try to make people smile, share good ideas, or uplift them.

Warmly, Michelle

Melanie Jacobson | February 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I write because I'd wither if I didn't. Or maybe explode.

Garden of Egan | February 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I write because it is fun for me. I like spilling my thoughts out.

I think it is so awesome that you are in this book! I know famous people!!!!!