We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other.
- Luciano De Crescenzo
This weekend will find me in Rye, New York, with a dozen of our most industrious Guideposts workshoppers. They are contributors who live all over the U.S. and help us find great stories from great people back in their own hometowns.
Some of these workshoppers I’ve known for more than 20 years, ever since I attended my first Guideposts Writers Workshop, when I was just starting out as an editorial assistant. Now that’s going way back!
We’ll catch up over dinner on Friday night, then spend a long, challenging and rewarding Saturday poring over manuscripts and discussing which stories would be of most help to you, and how to tell each one of those stories in the most effective and memorable way possible. Are there any unanswered questions? Do we need more of the facts? Is the storyteller painting the clearest picture possible? Believe me, it’s a lively discussion.
Of course my favorites will be the stories about angels. Heavenly angels, animal angels, Christmas angels, guardian angels, everyday angels—any of the above will do. And I will listen to them in the company of Guideposts’ earth angels, our very own workshoppers and good friends.
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.