Hi, everybody! I am done playing hooky in my garden and decided to join the blogging fray before it too late! Whew. Writing is much easier than all that manual labor!
So, it’s that time again! Time to get your quote selected so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote. Remember we have a week so there is no great hurry!
Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of:
Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HERE. He explains how to follow the challenge and gives a link-back to last week’s post so you can see how creative everyone else was. In addition, Ronovan and I share your posts on social media for added exposure! Thanks for joining us. It was great to see many of my old challenge friends joining in again. You have all been missed! ❤
Here is my contribution for this week on the theme of “freedom.”
For me, as a writer, the perfect definition of the word “freedom” is “the power to determine action without restraint,” as per dictionary.com. I can think of no greater freedom than to create with words.
When I was a child, I read to escape a mundane existence. Reading introduced me to a myriad of worlds, places, and characters. I was able to envision myself in the same circumstances as Elsie Dinsmore, The Bobbsey Twins, Misty of Chincoteague, and Nancy Drew! Of course, there were numerous other books from the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and mysteries that followed as I grew older. However, those early books taught me morals, how to interact with others, and that it was alright to dream BIG!
Needless to say, deep within my soul was the heart of a writer desperate to break out. I didn’t know it then, and I still doubt myself at times now… even though reading gave me the confidence to pursue my personal freedom to write. To express your thoughts in words that have the ability to affect what others think is a ‘freedom’ that surpasses no other. With writing, we have the ability to change the world!
There is something magical about letting my mind wander into the essence of my characters. When I write, I feel like I am in a play, acting the part of my character. I write my way into another life. I draw on many of my own life experiences with the intent of adding dimensions to my characters. That is true freedom when you can write what you want when you want.
Image courtesy of Don Delillo Quotes
Writing has given me the freedom to become the person I choose to be. What you see in my writing, is who I am as a person. I can think of no greater personal freedom than to share my thoughts with you all!
OTHER than gardening… that is another personal freedom I could never do without! 😀
Thanks so much for popping in! I love seeing all of you!