Thursday, July 7, 2011

C is for CWG

Ah, I'm behind.

But in typical me-fashion, I'm not going to skip letters. Nuh-uh. That must be the other Sara you're used to reading. To catch up on this wonderful meme or to join the fun, clicky here!


This post is a bit sad and personal for me and I'm sorry that C has nothing to do with Chocolate or Cookies, or Chocolate Cookies. Instead, it has to do with a special, talented writer who made an impact on my own writing start/life/whatever.

C stands for Christian Writer's Guild.

CWG stands for Janet Chester Bly and her wonderful husband, the late Stephen Bly. This wonderful duo happened to be the mentors selected for me a few years back during one of the guild courses. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for their guidance, candid comments and easy explanations when I was just venturing into a world I knew so very little about at the time.

Stephen Bly recently passed in June and I am honored to have known "Uncle Steve" and "Aunt Janet". He wrote many amazing books throughout his life and if you haven't read anything by him yet, I would suggest that you do. I won't mention my favorites either--just tell ya to close your eyes and grab a title--no matter what you pick, it'll be a good, well-worth it read. ^_~


Joanne Sher said...

Oh, SAWA - didn't know they were your mentors! Wonderful post. Love you, sweetie.
Your JJ

Patty Wysong said...

I totally agree. ANY book by Steve is a winner. We LOVE them here at my house. I was so sad to hear this news but had forgotten they were your CWG mentors. What a privilege, Sara.