This is not another presentation about “The Secrets for Writing!” or “The Top Ten Rules for Writing!”. John believes that every writer is different, has different goals, different experiences, and different abilities, and there are few universal “rules”. In this presentation, John gives his answer to what he says is the most important question: “Why am I writing?” He then talks about how the writing experience works for him, as well as what has not worked for him, and why. John explains how his process works when writing his novels, his children’s stories, his faith-based books, and his non-fiction educational materials. His goal is not to present rules or secrets to follow, but to help remove some of the things that sometimes get in the way of allowing our stories to get written. When the size of the group allows, John likes to have open discussion about those things that get in the way, and talk about how to remove them.