I find writing to be…

…painstaking work. Probably the most difficult part for me is finding the right "voice" through which to address my audience. I rarely write scientific-sounding papers. I personally find them tedious. I find that imagery and metaphor are evocative and can reach out to touch readers in their minds and hearts.

People often say my writing is very personal. That may be true but I would not characterize my writing as autobiography. Rather, I search for the elements of my experience that have universal resonance and that my readers will recognize as both familiar and new. In my travels, I often hear that my writing has helped a peer find hope for recovery. That makes it all worthwhile for me!

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