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Writing Prompt: Being Called by the Dark

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In this month's essay, Ginger Moran connects her passion for writing with the demands of parenting. She writes, "...I thought of how I carried him with me into my study--even when it was only in my imagination, while he was still sleeping in his crib. How, after he was born, I couldn't write a novel or an essay that didn't have a little boy in it. He was that much part of me."

What are you passionate about? What role does your family play in helping you meet this craving? How do you meet the demands of each?

Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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