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SJ Renard   Writer

Inspiration through stories


Real and Imagined

"SJ follows her heart, memories, and experiences when fingers are put to keys. 

Family, friends, and followers will attest, a prominent characteristic and trademark of SJ's, is her anecdotal storytelling."  -mk

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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing

we need most in the world.”

--Philip Pullman

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My Journey

Behind the Writer

Writing has always been an outlet for me. A way to commemorate endearing moments and process disharmonious times. 


However, writing was not always something I considered making a living with. I knew I had within me stories to tell but couldn't imagine the path. In fact, as years passed and I contemplated aspirations of becoming a published author, the road seemed blocked by fear and anxiety of the process, the rejection, and judgement. 


After decades of writing privately, I ventured out of my comfort zone, sharing some of my writing first with close childhood friends, then my children, and finally my husband. 


Now, I'm stepping out again. Pursuing a wider audience, which I hope will include you. 


Fits and spurts of validation continue to give me the confidence to believe I just may have something of value to share with the world.

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My Vision for You

Reading Opens Your Heart, Mind, and Soul.

As any writer will tell you, writing is a laborious, tedious, and all-consuming process, when you're in it. I become so entangled and engaged in what I see happening in mind's eye, that the world around me simply falls away. 

I want you to experience that vision in real-time. So that you can see and feel the writing; experience the reality of the words.

In this, I hope you are able to drift away to new places, complete with emotional connections that draw you in and embody you.  

That's the gift and the goal. 

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works”

--Virginia Woolf

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