Indelible Blue Pen

Jason C. McDonald (CodeMouse92)

July 31, 2012

How Our Writing Reflects Us…

One of my greatest delights is in coaching young writers. The funny thing about it is, I think they teach me more than I teach them, whether directly or indirectly. I’ve had the privilege of coaching my dear sister, Katelyn, in developing her God given talent for writing (something I really can’t take any credit for). Nowadays, I take major cues from her in our writing. I’m proud to consider her a peer in story craft.

Currently, I’m working with Ryan, on an unusual side project that involves quite a bit of fiction writing. It has been exciting to watch his writing style grow, even in the past few months, and I’ve had so much fun crafting our co-writing project with him.

Today, in talking to him, however, I noticed something about my own writing that I had never spotted before. And I think it reveals a pretty cool truth about this craft – the stories we write are a mirror of our own personal stories.