I’ve been there; in fact, I’m still doing it—I’m still actively writing and submitting my work. I’ve known what it’s like to feel alone and wonder if I’m on the right track, wishing I had a coach to encourage me in my writing life. I’ve needed an editor to clean up my work and tighten my prose. I’ve been a working writer for over 25 years and still enjoy a productive writing life.
Coauthor of On Being a Writer and author of two other books.
I’ve contributed content to several books over the years.
Some of the most popular articles here at annkroeker.com:
- Write in the Middle of Everyday Distractions: 7 Strategies for Getting Back on Track
- How to Generate Ideas for Writing
- Write in the Middle of Chaos
- Write in the Middle of Life: How to Write in the Midst of Motherhood
- Write in the Middle: Yes, You Can Maximize Distraction-Free Writing
- One Lone Duck Egg – Memoir
- A Foreigner Sees the World – Memoir
- A Prison of His Own Fears – Memoir
Some popular articles at Tweetspeak Poetry, where I’m a contributing writer and editor:
- The Writing Life: Beginnings, Pt 1
- The Writing Life: Beginnings, Pt 2
- Teaching Poetry to Children: There Are So Many Blues
- Come Again: Teaching Poetry to Children
- Coming Home to Scotland and Scottish Poetry
Articles published at The High Calling (now Theology of Work):
I’ve explored a wide range of writing, including corporate and freelance magazine work.
- Freelance magazine writer
- Former correspondent for The Indianapolis Star newspaper (feature articles)
- Former contributing columnist for Indianapolis Woman magazine
My faith in Jesus Christ defines me as a human being, thus weaving naturally into much of my writing simply because it is who I am. Often that writing takes on a distinctly Christian form and is published to serve others who share that faith. I think of myself, however, not specifically as a Christian writer—though I enjoy all of those opportunities—but more as a Christian who writes. Therefore, not every project I have worked on has been overtly Christian.
Those who follow my blog know that I’m a lifelong learner who’s always curious, researching, reading and pondering life—ideal attributes of a creative writer, empowering me to freely explore various writing forms, topics and themes. I love approaching my writing life with a sense of anticipation. It’s almost become a life theme of mine, summed up in two words: