On the Importance of Having a Community

Hey Rabbits! Editor-in-Chief Katie Rainey wrote a guest article for C. S. Lakin Author, Editor's Live Write Thrive on the importance of having a literary community in our writing lives.

"But having a community on the other side of that lifts me up, encourages me to keep going, even on days when I feel weary of such work. I don’t know where I’d be without it. Certainly not writing this article."

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Warren Stories: Pedro Ramirez

Our Warren Stories series turns the spotlight on writers, readers, and artists within our community. Here, we’ll share their work, artistry, and personal stories in our effort to uplift every member of our community and make their voices heard. Have a story you’d like to tell? Contact us today!

Today, we’re going to hand the mic to Pedro Ramírez, a longtime fan of Dead Rabbits and a fledgling writer. Pedro was the winner of our #writerlove Twitter Contest. He won because of his tweet about the poet Jessie Knoles and how much he loved her work. Pedro is clearly a supporter of the literary community, so we had to share his story with you.  

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Warren Stories: I.L. Green  

Our Warren Stories series aims to highlights writers, readers, and artists within our community. Here, we’ll share their work, artistry, and personal stories in our attempt to uplift every member of our community and make their voices heard. Have a story you’d like to tell? Contact us today!

Today’s story comes from writer I.L. Green in Illinois. I.L. reached out to us in early January 2019 with a fascinating story of the emotional process of writing their first novel, Redemption Story out from Czykmate Books. As a trained and certified mental illness recovery specialist in the state of Illinois and a person who suffers mental illness symptoms, I.L. has found a release of sorts in their writing. While writing for them is fun and adventurous, they still manage to include some of what they’ve learned and experienced over the years recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder that triggered their depression and anxiety.

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