This Writer’s Journey . . .

Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.

I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!


Kelly Whitley

I met Kelly back in January during the workshop called EditPalooza. It was a crazy-intense month-long workshop that took us through the book Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell.

Kelly and I were assigned to be crit partners during this course.

Man, did I luck out! She’s a great writer and really hounded me on my weak spots—which was JUST what I needed and hoped for in a crit partner.

I’ll never look at the word FLINCH again without…well…flinching. **LOL**

I really enjoyed working with her. We’ve stuck together since the class and have since re-read each other’s work we edited in January before sending it out into the world.

I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with her in the years to come. She’s a great person and a valuable critique partner!

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20 Responses to This Writer’s Journey . . .

  1. Jill W says:

    I love hearing about all of the wonderful people you have met along your journey. It’s nice that you take the time to honor them each week. Happy Friday! It’s a long weekend…yippppeeee! 🙂

  2. lbdiamond says:

    Awesome! I agree with Jill. It’s nice to see writerly support in action. 🙂

  3. danicaavet says:

    Viva la writing community! 🙂

  4. Lydia K says:

    So lucky to find a great crit partner! They are priceless.

  5. Jillian says:

    These are such fun every week. I love learning about your friends!

  6. Lindsay says:

    Long live the friendships we make in the wwriting community

  7. I love reading about the people you know! A good critique partner makes all the difference! Have a fantastic weekend. 🙂

  8. Kendall Grey says:

    A good crit parnter is worth a gazillion bucks. Especially one who is honest and slaps us around when we *flinch* too much. 🙂

    • Lynn Rush says:

      Kendall, you crack me up. I laughed so loud at this comment my dog flinched. After about the five hundredth time she saw flinch in my novel, she started writing little funnies next to it. Little poems, scary faced icons, sighs…she made me laugh. Such humor. Love it!! I think I got it down to FOUR times used after she read the MS. 🙂

  9. Jen Daiker says:

    I love this feature you’ve so graciously decided to do. How special for all of them to be featured. I think I should do something similiar, just a way to say thank you to all those who’ve touched me and my writing career. Too bad the list would be so long I’d never do anything else!

  10. Ciara Knight says:

    I love this series. I find most writers to be amazing and supportive people. Of course, I think she was lucky to read your work. Love your writing, Lynn. 🙂

  11. Lisa Kessler says:

    A great crit partner is a very SPECIAL thing!!! 🙂

    Glad you found someone super!

    Lisa 🙂

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