EP12: Christina Rasmussen: On Writing


In today’s episode, I’m doing something a little different and flying solo, no guest, just me! 

I wanted to talk to you about my journey becoming a published author because it’s a question I get asked a lot as it’s a common dream for many and I want to help you make your dreams come true!

One thing you’ll notice quickly about me is that English is my second language. I grew up in a small town in Greece and started learning to speak English around the age of 13. At that time if you had told me that one day I would be a published author in English I would have laughed at you!

I walk you through my journey learning English and gaining confidence and how my loss started me on my path to writing. It started as me writing in my journal for myself and eventually evolved into writing for others, first on Facebook, then as a blog and eventually a book! I truly believe that when you start writing for yourself, you are writing for the world.

“When you write for yourself you write for the world.” (Click to tweet!)

~ Christina Rasmussen

I want you to know that if you dream of becoming an author there is nothing standing in your way except the belief that it’s possible. If I can do it, so can you. You just need to start!

I’d love to hear what you think of this episode and if writing is a dream of yours too! Be sure to comment below or connect with me on Instagram to tell me all about it.

Listen to Episode 12 Below:

  • In This Episode, I Talk About

    • How I began to learn English and my journey through school

    • How I moved to England as a young adult to further learn English - it was HARD! 

    • The story of the professor that told me to quit, but instead triggered me to get the highest grade in the class!

    • That even after I started making the impossible, possible I never would have imagined I would be a published author in the United States. That I could have written books that people would want to read.

    • The evolution of my writing - journaling, Facebook page, a popular blog, book!

    • My mission - I want to change the way we live life after loss, the way we are educated about it and the way we think about grief

    • How I learned to write a book proposal and the people that helped me along the way

    • What has come from the book since writing it

    • How my second book came to happen

    • What my next book will be - Fiction!

    • How you can get started writing too

    • If your dream is to write, go and do it!

    Things I Mention In This Episode


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