Writers’ Vision Blog Tour: Why I Started Writers’ Vision

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well today, are you? Also, I’m supremely curious can you guys tell who wrote a post before you check to see which on of us it was, or not? I’m just super curious, so please, don’t let curiosity kill the Kayti and answer my question in the comments!

Anyway, the purpose of this post today is to go along with the Writers’ Vision Blog Tour. If you haven’t caught on or been around the blogosphere this week and last week, Writers’ Vision is a Christian Creative Community and blog that was started by…well, Kaytlin Phillips (aka me).

So, why did I start Writers’ Vision (hereafter referred to as WV, Writers’ Vision, not Wester Virginia *winks*.)? Well, let me answer your question….or rather my question. *winks*

I started writing seriously when I was fourteen years old, and by the time I was sixteen, I was craving community. I had my sisters because we started out writing together, but other than that, I didn’t have anything else. My sisters and I were writing together most evenings, and I was working on my own project (aka World of Silence which you can find more on here.). I loved talking with my sisters about writing, but sometimes I just wanted to connect with other people who loved writing as much as us.

I learned about writing communities, virtual writing communities and I wanted to do that so bad! But I couldn’t find a community offering what I was looking for, which was Christian writers that were my age or even older than me writing Middle Grade and Young Adult fantasy. I had a vague thought I could start my own community and quickly stomped it out and moved on with my life.

During that time, I hit a writing slump and stopped writing on my own for several months. What got me writing again was connecting with mine and my sisters dear friends Abbi and Saraina, which I know you guys know because they hang out over here all the time and have blogs of their own too! But we all met on a fansite for The Green Ember Series and writing fanfics and talking writing with them was what got me back into the groove. I had found community!

Years went back, only about two…(My timeline is off a little but that doesn’t matter right now…) and then I found myself in 2021 hunting writing communities and coming up empty. Again something said to start my own and I was like, negaitive, nobody wants that…but God kept nudging me in that direction and I surrendered.

I got on Wix and started building the community, launched it about two weeks later and about 15 people joined right off the bat! I was stunned, I hadn’t thought that many people would join so soon! I didn’t do well keeping the site up and going though…having started my first job, started publishing my first book, and overall taken on too much at once. So it faltered for a while…

Then last summer I did a relaunch! I redid the colors, the themes, everything! The only thing that stayed the same was why I started the site…to encourage and inspire future writers. To motivate and push them toward their goals and to create a place where they could connect over their love of God and stories.

God has over the last few months really laid on my heart a passion for good stories. A longing to tell people about the impact their words have and to awaken them to the fact that every story had a purpose and leaves an impact. We as storytellers are powerful and we need to be aware of the power we hold. We are warriors. Our pen, or keyboard, is our sword. We are fighting a war so much bigger than ourselves and God is here beside, ready to guide us if only we will ask.

I’m off on a rant now…but the point is…storytelling is my passion. The power of words is something I could talk about for hours! Writers’ Vision is place where writers can be themselves and become empowered and emboldened to be the fearless storyteller God made them to be!

Thank you so much for reading! If you’d like to learn more about WV click here!

Are you bold storyteller? Do you beleive in the power of stories? And most importantly do you have a writing community? Let me know in the comments! And if you’d like to follow the rest of the tour or catch up here is the tour schedule!

Tour Schedule

Monday, Jan 16th

Writers’ Vision – Kick-Off Post

Vanessa Hall – Spotlight

Louise Taylor – Spotlight

Tuesday, Jan 17th

Pearl Christine – Spotlight

Sisters Three – Spotlight

Wednesday, Jan 18th

Louise Taylor – Guest Post

Allyson Jamison – Interview

Thursday, Jan 19th

Lorelei Angelino – Spotlight

Madisyn Carlin – Spotlight & Guest Post

Lillian Keith – Spotlight & Interview

Friday, Jan 20th

Kristina Hall – Interview

Vanessa Hall – Interview

Annabelle Batie – Spotlight & Guest Post

Abbigail Befus – Interview

A.J. Syngraféas – Guest Post

Weekend Off….

Monday, Jan 23rd

Joelle Stone – Guest Post

Louise Taylor – Interview

Writers’ Vision – Mid-Tour Recap

Tuesday, Jan 24th

Abbigail Befus – Guest Post

Issabelle Perry – Guest Post

Wednesday, Jan 25th

Saraina Whitney – Guest Post

Grace A. Johnson – Spotlight

Allyson Jamison – Guest Post

Thursday, Jan 26th

Grace A. Johnson – Interview

Sisters Three – About Writers’ Vision

Friday, Jan 27th

Grace A. Johnson – Guest Post

Annabelle Batie – Interview

Writers’ Vision – Wrap-Up Post

Published by Kayti

Hi there, my name is Kaytlin Phillips, but I go by Kayti. I'm a homeschool grad, author, reader, and child of our Gracious King!!! I have an obsession with the written word, or maybe an addiction. Ever since I can remember I have read everything I can get my hands on! I LOVE BOOKS!!! I also love writing and might have a slight obsession with pens and notebooks, don't tell anyone. I also love the smell of old books! And yes, if you're wondering, I talk to myself, I think all bookishly crazy people do...

11 thoughts on “Writers’ Vision Blog Tour: Why I Started Writers’ Vision

  1. I don’t know Kayti! Every time I open my email it already says who posted. But I can definitely tell you and Jaidie apart.

    Thank you for doing what the Lord asked you to do! I’m sure you’ve been a blessing to others through WV. And your blog posts have certainly been a blessing to me.

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  2. I really enjoy WV! I used to be a part of another “Christian Writing” Forum, but I soon discovered it was basically just a huge social media group (cliques we’re horrible on it) with some writing stuff in it. Admittedly, some things were neat on it, but for the most part it was so bad I literally had to get off social media for years to mentally recuperate. So I really appreciate how you’re keeping the writing community focused on writing and how friendly and encouraging everyone is! And especially how it’s focusing on pleasing God with our writing! ❤️

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    1. It’s great to have you over there! Yes, I want to keep it writing centered mainly so it’s not distracting and for the least amount of drama/turmoil possible…I’m so glad you enjoy the site!
      God is the Master Author and Creator and I feels it’s so important to remember who He is in all we do! Thanks for reading!


  3. I love this!!!! Amazing post, Kayti!!!!! <333 😀 Ooo, I think I can tell who wrote the post before seeing who it is, but usually when I click on the email notification, it already says who wrote it right before it gets to the post… 😆 But I'm pretty confident I can tell your writing voices apart!

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  4. (In response to your question, I can see :D).
    What wonderful, good reasons to start one! And I can tell be your tone of voice that you’re not making this up. A lot of people crave connection, and its always nice to know there are others out there with the same goal, or similar goal, as you. I’m glad God put this in your heart! ❤

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  5. Thank you for sharing part of your writing journey with us! It is so neat to see how God worked in your life. I didn’t even know that any Christian writing communities existed until last November when my Dad told me about Kingdom Pen. Since then I have enjoyed interacting with other writer’s on there and it has helped my writing immensely, especially my consistency. Community is important!

    I certainly believe in the power of stories! It is why I write and why I want to share my words with the world! Praise the Lord for this amazing gift he has given us!

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