Emily Dickinson wrote, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.”

Like all writers, my friend Amy Sue Nathan and I love everything about words. We string them together to make stories in hopes that our words will connect with readers. In fact, that is how Amy and I first met. Amy and I were bloggers, both writing about our lives and trying to make sense of our journeys by telling stories. We wanted to connect with readers, hoping our words might somehow impart meaning to others who read our blogs. We ended up connecting with each other.

Amy and I have met in person, but our friendship is based on words and stories through years of emailing, texting, phone calls, and sharing our writing with each other. We are both published authors now and as you may have already figured out, we are both Tall Poppy Writers.

Since Amy and I became friends through words, we thought it would be fun to bring you a column all about stories that, hopefully, you can also connect to. In fact, we hope you’ll grab a notebook, your journal, or even take to Facebook, and discover the power of words in your own lives. Every Sunday we’ll be here to share our stories with you and we’ll talk about how stories inform our lives as writers, readers, women, and friends.

Thanks for joining us! Live your story this week, and come back next Sunday to start a new one.

See you soon.

About Tina
Tina Ann Forkner writes women’s fiction. When she isn’t writing or traveling with her husband, she is a substitute teacher in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she has lived for twenty years. Tina is the mom/stepmom of three children, all in college, and the author of five novels, including The Real Thing and Waking Up Joy.

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