I owe my attachment to writing to my writer-mother, who let me bang out stories on her manual typewriter. But a writer’s path is never smooth. I’ve fallen in and out of love with writing for decades. The worst was my undergraduate thesis; I didn’t know what I was doing nor who to ask for help. No wonder I found my life’s work providing one-on-one support to college writers, from their very first three page paper to their last 30 page one, because the more developed the thinking, the greater demands on the writing. Warren Wilson adds extra dimensions. Through the Work Program, I collaborate with a student crew, and through the Community Engagement Commitment, I collaborate with local partners like the Swannanoa Correctional Center, where our students study alongside women who are incarcerated. My mother got me started writing; these social connections keep me going.