My mentor, Janet Hulstrand–writer, editor, teacher, traveler–posted an interview with me on her site today. What a privilege and honor this is for me. And, she asked questions I’ve never been asked before. I’m thrilled to be able to share it here on reneejohnsonwrites!
Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road
Renee Canter Johnson and Janet Hulstrand in Essoyes, 2015
I’m pleased to introduce a new section on my blog, where occasionally I will feature interviews with some of my Writing from the Heart “alums.” Today’s post features novelist Renee Canter Johnson.
Renee participated in her first writing workshop with me in Essoyes in the fall of 2010, an experience she wrote about here. From her first somewhat hesitant–though gutsy–steps toward making her writing public, she has taken off! She has won awards for her writing, been a visiting writer in residence at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard twice, and has attended additional writing retreats in Italy and France. Bonjour Paris, Storyhouse, and Study Abroad have published her articles and essays, and she maintains two popular and very active blogs: http://writingfeemail.com for sharing her travel experiences, and random insights, and Renee Johnson Writes …
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Thank you Linda! Happy Thanksgiving.
You too, Renee. Happy holiday sales.
Great interview, Renee!
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
It was nice to see how you progressed in your writing career….very inspiring!
Thank you. It has been a fun and exciting journey, that’s for sure. Happy Thanksgiving.
Terrific interview, Renee! I always love to read a writer’s journey. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Jill. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
Wonderful interview Renee, I really enjoyed learning even more about your writing journey and how you arrived where you are today. You give aspiring writers everywhere great inspiration to keep writing and not be afraid. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 😉
Extraordinary interview, dear Renee 💫… It is alway good to get to know about you and your writing process… very good luck to you… Happy weekend ahead… Aquileana 😀
What a delightful interview. I love first writing conferences.
Thank you Jacqui! It was amazing–the best thing I have ever done for myself.