By Rachel Printy, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

This summer I was accepted into the CFW’s Faith & Art Course. I was both thrilled and terrified. As someone whose primary job was in healthcare, my identity as a writer was a relatively new one. Sure, I’d had a couple short stories published, but felt I didn’t belong with this group. After several rejections on some of the more recent pieces I’d written, I was about to give up on writing. Through this course, I wanted to see how other Christian artists managed to endure in their work despite periods of self-doubt and criticism from the industry.

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