About me   29 comments

What defines me?  The way I live. The things I write: They are the ‘Reflections’ of the person and writer that I am, and most importantly, an image of my creator.  “As water reflects a face, so a man’s (or woman’s) heart reflects the man (or woman).” II Cor. 3:18, New Testament Bible. My ‘Reflections’ are only a part of my  identity, or uniqueness in the person I am; a Christian, a believer saved by grace, forgiven my sins, and still working to become the person God wants me to be, not made perfect by any means. It is my hope too, that my life reflects other things important in my life that I give God thanks for; a devoted husband of over 47 years, two wonderful girls, and four grandchildren whom I love spending time with.

As a writer? I define it this way. A blank page to a writer is his podium, his pen: a microphone. I believe that writing is a ‘craft’ one can never perfect, only improve on. I began writing in 1974, doing a variety of things (poems, devotionals, articles and prose of all kinds). After having some poems and articles published I  became focused on writing fiction.  Ideas for my fiction come in whatever way the inspiration comes, sometimes with an unexpected perspective, twist or ending.  That is part of the fun in creating, all in the name of ‘Make Believe.’ Sometimes I like to turn a situation around for my characters, from one of despair to one of hope, in their favor, and their life is changed forever. The sad news is not everyone lives, but not everyone dies, either.  If I have told a story well the reader might relate to the story or character, laugh or cry, grieve or empathize, depending on the genre or delivery.

I don’t think we ever ‘grow up’, only ‘grow older’.  And in so doing I am always teachable, as in life. As a writer I live from one inspiration to the next, from one idea to the next, and out of all I hope there is something worth writing about, and for the reader; something worth reading. But as a person I take one day at a time, and every day counts.


Joyce E. Johnson

Posted May 4, 2012 by Joyce

29 responses to “About me

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    • Thank you, Carol. I am pleased and honored at your gesture. I don’t know a lot about the ‘blogger awards’ except seeing the icons on bloggers’ sites, so will pass on nominating another. I enjoy so many of them. :)


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