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The Writing Peasant


Why “The Writing Peasant”? 

First and foremost: The word peasant makes me laugh. I don’t know why. And I write. Secondly, one of the things that I like about writing is I get to be a student. I’m constantly learning new ways of expressing myself, or structuring stories, or just things about the world and universe at large that I can sink deep into the fabric of my books. Some of the most glorious storytelling (in my opinion) is through folktales, because of their frankness, honestly, and lack of pretentiousness, while at the same time highlighting the goodness of humanity. I want to tell those stories.

In this blog, I’ll share bits and pieces of my writing journey, but also announcements about upcoming project and sales. I’ll try to update the blog about once a month (it’s in my planner!). 

Piecemeal Excuses

Well, well, well. Did you know that if you wait a long time post on your blog, then by the time you post, it’s been a long time? Yeahhhhhhhhhhh. Well, here’s my official apology. If it’s any consolation, I have been hard at work! Since July, I’ve had a poem called…

Quick Update

It has come to my attention that I am not good at keeping up on my blog, so I’m just popping on so at the very least it is a proof of life. And work. Lots of work. First things first, I’ve been writing! I’m continuing work on my Cinderella retelling,…

And Now… We Learn

You guys, I am EXHAUSTED. What a month! (Or three, depending on when I last posted, which I’m not comfortable looking for an actual date.) I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks, with Storymakers, then writing, working through some personal things that I won’t get into here, and lots of…

Outside Interests

So, this might come as a surprise to some of you, but I do other things than just write. Once upon a time, I was even a pretty serious athlete, putting in 14-18 hours a week of my sport. My sport? Jiu-Jitsu. Yeah. Me. Unfortunately, I am not active in it…

Extras!

This’ll be short and sweet, but the EXTRAS! page is LIVE on the website! This particular section is about the music of Oak and Ivy (with the link to the complete playlist at the bottom of the section). Fair warning (for those of you not already convinced, haha) I’m not a…

MUSIC!

*insert funny but copyrighted photo from Meet The Robinsons* First, The Brief Update: The current WIP (the Cinderella Retelling) is off the ground! Due to circumstances probably in my control, but which felt out of my control, I didn’t start drafting until the first week of February. After a couple of…

And Now… Um…

Well, guys… It happened. I won’t say that I’ve been completely healthy through the pandemic, but I can say with pretty great certainty that I have, in fact, been laid low during the last month. Not permanently. Thank goodness. Honestly, though, I’ve kind of been pulled from one illness to another…

2021 – A Year in…wait…

Okay, is anyone else just ridiculously shocked that this year is almost over? Maybe I was just super duper focused on my projects this year, because it just didn’t feel like we went through ALL the months. April? What happened there? September? Don’t actually remember it happening. But… I guess I…

HELLO, WORLD!

Welcome to my website! I am Rebekah Isert, the reason for all this craziness! If you’re here, you’re either a personal friend, member of my family, or someone who has run into one of my books at one point or another. Welcome to all of you! Just to introduce myself, my…

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