I am Derek P. Blake and I want to welcome you to The Writer's Pen' the CLM home for people who love to express themselves through their writing
'The Writer's Pen' has been set up so that we have a safe place to publish our literary works, somewhere that our writings can be posted for a sensitive Christian audience. It's a place where we can seek advice, but never get unsolicited advice – we always need to ask first. It is open to all kinds of writing, on any subject, whatever you love to write about, as long as we bear in mind that this is a Christian site and your writings should be 'appropriate'.
Post your poems, or prose, short stories, or even a short book, articles extolling the greatness or mercy of God. Write up your spiritual encounters, or the latest miracle you have witnessed. However this is not the place for Blogs, Sermons or Bible Studies, there are already dedicated places on the site for those. Your offering does not need to be serious, we all love to have a laugh, so comic pieces are always welcome, or a good cry for that matter.
I have always loved to write, ever since I was in Junior Grade, where one of my favourite lessons was English, and I most often got good marks for what we called 'Composition'. As a student I never had problems writing up my papers, I had more problems editing them down to the required size than finding what to write about. Most of my working life I have had positions where I needed to write, one of the joys of my career. I also became the 'Editor' of several church magazines and over one period produced a free monthly Newspaper for the churches and Christians across our town (some ninety churches in all). Of late I have focused my writing on my websites, and publishing three books, as well as a sequel to one (to be published sometime this year). I call writing 'Word-smithing' and look at it as painting pictures with words.
We are all looking forward to reading your pieces, please feel free to post your work here.
GROUP LEADER; DR. DEREK P. BLAKE