Dear Rebecca,

Guess what, Sister? Today I recieved my diploma from the Institute of Children’s Literature! It took me two years to finish the Writing for Children and Teenagers course. I’ve learned so much and I  know it will benefit me in many ways. I earned six college credits besides.

You have helped me see that I have something to offer and that I can accomplish my dreams. You gave me my first sucess in writing with my Prayers of a Teacher book, even though that book was never published. Without your pushing me on, I likely wouldn’t have gotten work published in so many books and magazines or the internet.

The course I just finished has helped me to determine the way I want to go with my work. Many writers think they want to write children’s picture books and from the course work I came to the conclusion that this is not what I want to do most,  though I’m certain it would be fun. I want to write for women. I want to write gift books. I want to keep up my moms’ column. This is the style of work I want to specialize in.

Thanks for the encouragement on my writing path. Thank you for trusting me with assignments. Thanks for giving me opportunities to stretch myself.

Love you, Elece

Published by Elece

I am a photographer and a freelance writer. I write stories, poetry, gift books, and magazine articles––both print and online. Photographing children, places, and especially flowers is my hobby.

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