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Denise V.



Grandville, MI
Hometown: Grandville

Member since:

April 22, 2010

How long have you been writing, or thinking about writing?

I began writing poems in elementary school and was one of those rare students who actually loved to write research papers in high school. But when I consider my grown-up life, the time spent thinking about writing, unfortunately, far outweighs actual writing time.

What genre do you like to write?

I like to write non-rhyming poetry, personal reflections or essays, devotionals, and I hope to venture into the world of short fiction and children's lit, as well.

Have you been published? If so, where and in what type of publication (books, magazine, online, blog, etc)

Church newsletters, Women's Lifestyle Magazine, and my blog, which began as a contemplation of the verses in the Bible that use the phrase "Fear not."

Have you ever attended a writers' conference?

Yes, Calvin's Festival of Faith and Writing and the Breathe Conference

In 3 years, what would you like to look back, and see from your writing efforts?

I would like to look back and see a record of faithful, obedient responses to God's direction in writing that resulted in the advancement of His kingdom and encouragement and inspiration for others.


A former English teacher, I now enjoy writing an occasional poem, personal essay, memoir piece, and devotionals. I also give piano lessons to students of all ages and love to accompany soloists, praise teams, and for weddings and other occasions.

What Denise V. is saying about this Meetup Group

Lots of great advice and encouragement from everyone. What a privilege to be part of this community of supportive writers!

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