In this eye-opening video, Teresa tackles the big question: why do writers persevere through rejection, doubt and other obstacles in order to keep writing?



Teresa, our Expert Guide At-Large, is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company and Victory House Press, which offer products, programs, and resources for readers, writers, teachers, and students. She is the award-winning author of six novels for adults and children based on true stories from WWII.

She has had over 100 short stories, articles, and essays published in commercial and literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Two of her essays were listed as Notable Essays by the prestigious Best American Essays series. Teresa is also a nationwide speaker, presenter, and writer’s coach.

Her latest book is Wave Me Good-bye, part of her Home-Front Heroes series.  For more information about the book, visit 

To learn more about Teresa Funke’s coaching and critiquing services for writers of all genres, contact Teresa at


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