How To Write About Pain

Poison. That’s the name of the first song I ever wrote. I’d been sick, battling an incessant bout of sore throats. I later came to learn that this bout of sore throats wasn’t just a bout of sore throats—it was a bout with strep throat and, all those weeks, the strep throat had gone undetected…

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How do you hear God?

I write a lot.   I mean—like over ten years of filling a notebook every month, which equals thousands of pages, which equals millions of words. I started writing when a counselor gave me a journal as a present and told me that I should write letters to someone dear to me who was slowly…

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