Thanks for visiting Writing By Heidi. I’m a mom to two kids, a son and a daughter. We love to hike, spend time with friends and family, and learn about all things history and science.
In addition to being a mom, I’m also an author. I have 4 books published, and one in the works. I’ve always loved writing. I started young and it just kept growing. My creative writing bug was squashed in sixth grade by a grouchy English teacher and I lost hope that I was any good. But I kept writing. I didn’t write because I was good at it. I wrote because I liked the way it felt to put words down on paper and come back to them later and remember what they meant and how they felt. I wrote poetry constantly through junior high and high school. I think it was my survival mechanism, I just didn’t know it yet. I never really got the “fiction addiction.” Sure, I can come up with stories about heroes and villains dueling for the magical gem encrusted sword that saves that kingdom from being swallowed by a quicksand hurricane. And I like to once in a while. But my passion is nonfiction and creative nonfiction. It’s what I love.
Writing By Heidi is a place for me to share my writing adventures, my favorite books, and useful resources and tools that I find along my way. I’ll share tips and tools to teach you (and your kids) how to write. And to love writing. And to love reading. So thank you again for visiting me here.