“Inspiration is Everywhere”
Christy the Writer
I’m writing this piece on my laptop. Not a particularly big newsflash, that, but it’s about as current as I get. I have many of the accoutrements of the modern writer around me, but the fact is, I’m an old writer, trapped in a middle-aged...
When the opportunity landed in my lap to interview musician Tony Levin, I said yes. To be specific, what I actually said was “Yes, wow, seriously? Wow, yes! Wow, please!” Because I’m wonderfully eloquent, you see. I’m...
She always felt the same toward the end of summer – somewhere between melancholy and resigned. She knew she had to accept that it was over, but she didn’t have to be happy about it. She tried, various years, to pretend autumn...
One of the first things I discovered when I visited Great Britain was that there’s more of a language barrier than I expected. I’d been very bold about it when I was planning my trip, telling people I’d sensibly chosen my first overseas visit...
My name is Christy Potter. I’m a writer. I’ve always been a writer. I’ll always be a writer. Someday they’ll find me slumped over my keyboard, and my last words will be “Someone… hand me… that… thesaurus…” I’ve done everything from newspaper journalism to magazine writing, from plays and short stories to essays and novels. I’ve won awards and I’ve been knocked through the ropes. The only label I’ll ever put on myself is “writer,” because that’s who I am.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you’ll find something to cheer, soothe, ignite or inspire you – maybe all of the above. You can find my books on Amazon or you can order them directly from me here. My podcast, “Going Gray,” is on hiatus, but you can find earlier episodes on iTunes. I’m also on Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I promise you that no matter where you find me, you won’t be bombarded with nothing but “Buy my book!” messages. I don’t like that any better than you do. Instead, you’ll get to know me as a writer, and what drives my work. And because all these sites are blessedly interactive, you can let me find out more about you as well.
If you like what you read, please share it with a friend. I also welcome your comments, feedback, and reviews. Writing is only half of what I do. Having people who read what I write is the other half.
I have written two books that are available for purchase directly from me. Please click the book cover images below to order. If you have questions or special requests, please drop me a note at Christy@ChristytheWriter.com.
Christy is available as a speaker for events of any size, from local book groups and service clubs to student groups and classes. Her talks are motivating and inspiring, and have entertained, informed and motivated audiences of all sizes. Her topics include the art of writing, how to conduct a great interview, finding inspiration, and igniting the creative spark.
Here’s what some who have recently had Christy speak to their groups had to say about the experience:
Amanda Ellis, book group organizer: “Christy spoke to our book group at the meeting after we’d read her book, and it was so much fun to be able to talk with her about different aspects of the book, and to share our perspectives with her on what we’d read. It isn’t often a book group can sit down and talk with the person who wrote the book they read, and it’s too bad – it really added a whole new dimension to our discussion.”
For more information on booking Christy as a speaker, please call 908-514-8845 or send an email to Christy@ChristytheWriter.com.