At hope*writers, we love to celebrate our members and their writing progress. Each month, we highlight a member whose work caught our attention, and this month we’re celebrating nonfiction writer Anna Beard-Greeno.
We asked Anna to tell us about her writing journey as a hope*writer. Here’s Anna’s story in her own words.
I have always loved writing, but didn’t start taking it seriously until about two years ago. I had just come to the end of a twenty-year homeschooling journey with my five children and was wondering, “Now what?” I started listening to Emily Freeman’s The Next Right Thing podcast and decided to start getting serious about my writing. The writing I do is nonfiction. My goal is to encourage others in their relationships with Jesus, others, and themselves through my writing.
Having other writers to encourage me has been invaluable! It’s nice to have any encouragement, but to get it from someone who really understands is such an added blessing.
I have been more consistent in my writing, and the quality of my writing has also improved. I spend one day a week watching videos in the library, and it’s like going to a writing conference every week. I have learned so much and enjoy hearing different perspectives. I get to learn so much from so many different voices.
I am a Stage 2 writer right now, and being consistent is a huge step in Stage 2. Instead of being overwhelmed by “all the things,” hope*writers has encouraged me to grow where I am and then move to the next right thing.
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