Welcome!

I have always loved writing, and I know that skill of verbal, written expression is not easy for everyone. The goal here at Hesed Communications & Writing Services  is to make that process less stressful.

The blog here is designed to be a source of comfort, resources and focus. A place for a writer to be a writer–flaws, insecurities, hangups and all. And that’s okay too!

The blog has the following categories for easy reference:

Announcements/Services:

All things that are happening on the site or in the immediate future.

Editor’s Reflections:

I freelance edit from time to time and these are musings or things I have encountered while editing other work.

From The Writing Desk:

I’m a writer, and these are reflections and musings from the vantage point of an indie writer and published author.

Motivation:

Every writer from time to time needs to be reminded to keep going.

One Minute Motivation: 

These are quick thoughts about/on writing and its process at 300 words or less.

Podcast:  The Writers’ Block

Here you have access to all the latest and greatest information as it relates to writing:  including challenges, resources and tools. And always, encouragement!

Workshop Overview:

As a writer/blogger/author, I am all about sharing the wealth. Watch this space for links to workshops or talks.

Writer Corner:

Here are interviews with writers that I know and I believe you should know too.

There is also a portion of the site that caters to those just getting started with writing and need my editing services! Feel free to contact with me with any questions you may have and the writing needs you would like met.

Happy Writing!

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Thank you for coming by!

Jennifer P. Harris

Editor/Founder- Hesed Communications & Writing Services

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Thank you!

#BlackWritersMatter

Critics, Critiques & Commentary: Part 3

Commentary is what writers do best. We always have something to say!

If you see a quiet writer, that means they are debating what to say…or if it would matter if they say something.

Yet, this is what writers do.

Writing is commentary.

Writing is analysis.

Writing is…needed.

Make no mistake: your words are needed and necessary. Your life is comprised of more than your work, yet is powered by your existence and thought!

Weigh in when you must.

Pull back when needed.

Rest when warranted.

Even doubt every now and then.

But give up? No.

Keep going.

-JBHarris

Encouragement Pages- 2/1/2023

For what it’s worth, I am in love with my craft.

I chase it, I am grateful for it.

In that space, I want to wear it out! I want to push it, stretch it, and mold it.

I refuse to go into that Good Night without trying to tap that much more into it?

No. It would be an affront to the God who gave this to me.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

January 2023: READY

Last week, I spoke about how freewriting can be a lifesaver–and a tool!

I also said how freewriting will not (not ever) spoil! Now, what do I mean by spoiling?

Writing doesn’t spoil–it ages. Sometimes, depending on the topic and the time frame, it may age badly. But that doesn’t mean it spoils! The glorious thing about writing is it is resistant to spoiling! Just because you write something doesn’t mean you need to write it down immediately. It doesn’t mean that you won’t write it immediately.

The best thing to do is to write it down–don’t try to make it all make sense! The sensible thing is to get it down–being cognizant of what it is you want to write and get back to, or consistently add to.

The scariest part is the beginning, yes.

The frightening part is not having what you need when you need it–you inevitably will.