Authenticity

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Pestilence, Fear, and Vikings

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger’s note: Initially, I had planned on launching blog posts related to my upcoming novel, No Options. But due to the onslaught of COVID-19, I decided instead to put off those posts until next week and instead address my observations about what’s been happening near me. Friday afternoon, I stared in ...continue reading

Why I Do What I Do Part 2: Writing

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Why do you write?” We writers get this question a lot.  And it’s a good one to think about.  I’ve heard lots of answers over the years, and they can be as varied as the writers themselves. Last week, I mentioned that when I was in high school, I took some ...continue reading

Why I Do What I Do Part 1: My Day Job

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I get lots of questions about being a writer. One of them is: “Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and just write?” Of course, I’d love to do that. Truth be told, my day job brings in a steady income. Writing? Not so much. But there’s something else. ...continue reading

Calling a Retreat

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 If I could rip January from the calendar, I would. It was awful. Work was hard. Things were happening at church. And a health problem threatened my inner peace. I wanted to run and hide. I couldn’t. All I could do was to bull through it and take life day by ...continue reading

Hope Chest or Memory Box?

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I’m a Southerner by heart. Born and raised in North Carolina, I’m definitely cognizant of many Southern traditions. Like fried chicken and sweet tea, two of my favorite foods. Debutante balls. And hope chests. I know it has international origins, but it was one thing that was seemingly always a big ...continue reading