Welcome, Everyone! And Welcome, Linda Sawyer!
Who Is Linda Sawyer?
To begin with, as a child I loved exploring the woods, climbing trees and riding my bike much further from home than I was allowed in rural Clarksville, Tennessee.
I developed a vivid imagination and wrote plays. My brother and neighbors became my not-so-willing actors, my parents the captive audience.
On rainy days I crafted plots and developed characters for my cut out Sears and Roebuck paper dolls, designing lives for them with much drama as their families grew.
Who Is Linda Sawyer, the Writer?
After a life-threatening accident in 1995, The Lord began calling me to write. (Click to Tweet That!) I continued my nursing career, but the novel inside me refused to go away.
Learning to Be a Writer
A Break for Linda Sawyer
My hands shook and my voice quivered the day I met the publisher. She liked the content and wanted to know about my platform. I’m a writer, not some social media bug, I thought. She quickly helped me understand I would get nowhere without a platform.
Daunted, but determined, I continued to learn and write: three more novels, several short stories, some essays and the memoir I’m working on. I did well in contests and even got published on the Writer’s Digest Internet short short story contest.
A Platform for Linda
So, just over a year ago I opened a Facebook account and began making new friends and keeping in contact with those I met at conferences.
Then last fall I plowed into the world of Instagram and hired a professional to design a website/blog for me. After nine months with my readership growing, three acquisition editors at a conference wanted to see my synopsis and first three chapters. We’ll see how that goes.
Advice from Linda
Where You Can Find Linda Sawyer
A Million Yarns is a blog collection of one woman’s stories of faith, adventure and the beauty in the everyday.
Lord, You are the Word, the Everlasting Word. We praise and glorify Your Name above all the Earth. You’ve given Linda Sawyer words to uplift others with the beauty in the everyday—a million yarns. Will You bless her now with her dream of a published novel that lifts Your name through the beauty of words?
We pray You’ll bless her every word for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake