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!

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Encouragement Pages-07/01/2022

This will be a miniseries on The Writers’ Block Podcast starting 7/9/2022. -JBH

There are people who write because it is their outlet, their way of processing, and how they record the world around them. No everyone wants to be published, and not everyone is confident enough to submit work–this, too, is okay.

The most important thing is if you have the desire to write–write.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

JUNE 2022: OWN YOUR FEARS

With writing being the introspective art that it is, it is easy to dismiss what it is in your process that may be problematic. Again, reference the three C’s: courage, continuing and consistency.

As you go through your crafted writing process, remember to examine your process.

Where are your hang-ups?

Where are your hesistations?

Where the places that you haven’t addressed as it relates to your consistency?

The sooner you can identify these things, the fear around them will subside. The goal is always to write is boldly as you can, about what you desire, with as much honestly in that telling as your talent will allow.

If you can recognize that fear and address it, the writing you want to do is on the other side of it.

Encouragement Pages-06/24/2022

“We tell stories to survive.” -Neil Gaiman

Pick up the things that scare you, the things that you are unsure about, the things which matter and are questions in your mind.

Your story may help you to survive, and inspire other people to survive.

Tell the story. It is needed and necessary.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

JUNE 2022: OWN YOUR FEARS

Here are the 10 things you need to consider when confronting your fears in order to navigate them (read: conquer them!):

1.) Be honest with yourself.

2.) Figure out what works for you and be open to changing that.

3.) If the fear is reoccurring, consider why this; writers have reoccurring fears for a reason. Find the reason.

4.) Fear comes from a place of not being in control. What do you think you don’t have control of?

5.) Now that the fear is identified, what will you do to own it (by doing so, you stop being paralyzed by it)?

6.) Are you willing to adapt to what is needed to be changed?

7.) What is /could stop you from adapting to these needed changes?

8.) What things have hindered you from owning these things before?

9.) Is the fear that you need to confront healthy or irrational (it makes a difference!)?

10.) When all else fails, repeat as necessary.