I Hit Submit and Cried

  I Hit Submit and Cried (Ok. I didn’t actually cry.) It was 4:30 Tuesday afternoon and a gorgeous spring day in Raleigh. I left the office and headed to BREW, my usual third-place joint. I opened my computer. Like most, it’s a Mac. Opening a Mac is like a sacred experience; you do it […]

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March Is For (Panic) Writing

March Is For (Panic) Writing Jen sends me this text last week: “How’s the writing coming along?” Me: “Good, I think. I mean, how do you know? It may be the worst or best words ever penned.“ Jen: “You got this… trust me!” To a rookie, first-time author, that is like telling a person who […]

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How I landed a Book Deal

Photo Credit In 2012, in an airport security line, Jen Hatmaker did what Jen Hatmaker does. She looked me in the eyes as we frantically tried to get through security after spending a week in Haiti and said: “Chris, you need to write a book and tell this story.” To be clear, Jen is not […]

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I Guess I’m Writing a Book

Photo Credit I Guess I’m Writing a Book. (yikes). While trying to get through security in the Miami airport after spending 5 days in Haiti, my friend Jen looked at me and said, “Chris, you need to get serious about writing a book. These stories need to be told.” I’ve already felt the call, but […]

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