It came as pure gift to me out of the suffering of another, our brother Michael Spencer. He was an insightful and original thinker, a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere, a pilgrim who graciously shared his life and perspectives in written words that we discuss to this day.
I have long wanted to write, but have had no idea how to get started, what to write about and how to go about doing it. Michael conferred a great gift on me when he asked me to help carry on the Internet Monk blog. He opened the door to one form of the writing life for me.
I would love to write more, as would many of our writers here on IM — as would many of you, our readers who have your own blogs and other venues of writing. I would love to develop this craft, get immersed more in this writing life.
Today, let’s have a discussion about writing. I invite those of you who, in one way or another, put down words in writing to express yourselves to lead our discussion in this final Open Forum.
Contribute as you like. Tell us about your blog, your book, your poetry. Give us samples. Talk to us about what writing means to you and how you go about it. Who are your favorite authors and writers, and what have you learned from them?
Talk to us about the writing life.
Let’s encourage one another. I know I need it.