John Otterbacher
Author, Speaker and Adventurer



To write requires attention, not unlike a call to prayer.

To write requires respect – even reverence – for the sacred within the ordinary.

Writing well demands that I be wide awake, both open to and honest about what I see, and lucid in the telling.

Writing asks that I embrace a world that can just as well be the source of despair.

And this. Writing demands that I quit talking about writing – ah so easy – and sit my ass down on a hard chair instead. That I pick up a pen and write.

Scratch out.What writing asks pic

Throw away.

Start again.

And again.

And again.



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Awards for Sailing Grace

Best New Non-Fiction Book, National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, Best Book Awards, USA Book News Winner, Michigan Notable Book Awards

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