100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

Make 2017 your best writing year yet with our list of the best writing websites. Enjoy! ❤

Source: 100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

» Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions

 

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One way to PROTEST the political climate in America is to write! Check out this opportunity outlined below: (share this information – it’s what empathic writers need now). ❤

“For the coming issue, we are most interested in fairy tales that challenge the current political climate, fairy tales that resist outdated norms or binaries, fairy tales that reconfigure the faults of older stories, and fairy tales that expose abuses of power. Fairy tales with, as Kate Bernheimer has suggested, “radical strategies of survival. Ways to get out alive.”Fairy tales that resist domination. Fairy tales that protest annihilation.”

Source: » Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions

How Can It Be December?

November has faded and become a dull memory, and it’s already December 2016. How did the days disappear so quickly? Just so you know, I did not complete NaNoWritMo. The last couple of weeks, Ron and I have been ill with some strange virus. Many of those days I could not function, let alone write. Which is a shame because I have a ton of book reviews to write… and awards are due for my favorite picks of 2016.

Today is the first day I feel coherent. I did complete 9,000 words of “The Meadow Fairy,” (about four chapters), so I don’t consider the experience a loss. My head just wasn’t in the game.

But here’s my take away from the challenge. If you can write under pressure, NaNoWritMo is for you. I’ve decided that I am a much more leisurely writer. I need to mull things over – dream about them, even. In other words, the words must come to me on their own. The more pressure I felt, the more uncooperative my brain seemed to become. I tried it, and it didn’t work for me.

That doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you. You never know until you try it.

Here’s the thing. I write at least two hours each day. That doesn’t count book reviews, blog posts, or poetry. NaNoWritMo is all about developing a daily writing schedule, finding time to transfer the words hiding inside your brain on to paper. If you can develop a daily writing habit, you are way ahead of the game.

A writing schedule helps you to decide what works for you. Figure out what time of day is the best for your writing inspiration to flow. Then, schedule your time and write. Seriously. Schedule your time to write.

Think about it. If you could write for two hours a day with no interruptions or Facebook visits, in no time you would have a rough draft of a novel.

Set some writing goals and amaze yourself. I know you will love the results. If you have already defined your goals, share them in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by. I loved seeing all of you! ❤

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

I love Anne R. Allen’s blog. I learn something new every time I visit. This is an excellent piece about bad writing advice. Check it out. Just click on the highlighted link below. ❤

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 dumb things new writers tell each other. Ignore this bad advice from misinformed people in critique groups.

Source: Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do

I am working on book 2 myself, although I think I have a clue. No matter… if you don’t have a clue how to write a book, check out this great post from Goins, Writer. Excellent tips. Just click the highlighted link at the bottom of this share. ❤

 

I’m about 20% into my new novel at this point, and was just struck with a very important realization: I have no idea what I’m doing. But it’s fun to learn new things, right? Well, sometimes.As this challenge gets progressively harder, I’m learning a few lessons about the art of writing fiction (which seems much harder than nonfiction, but maybe that’s just my inexperience talking).

Source: How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do

How to Write With Authority Even If You Have Doubts

Check out this excellent reminder that we all have doubts about our writing at times… they get busy and get writing! ❤ Click the link below to read more.

We all have doubts. In an article I wrote some years ago, I mentioned one reason writers might feel self-doubt more than others. Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience…

Source: How to Write With Authority Even If You Have Doubts

» Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

Authors Publish shares some great places to get your work published. Click the link below to find out where and how. ❤ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well-established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have gotten handwritten thank you cards from editors of new publications, something that has never happened when my work was published by a more established journal.

Source: » Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

NaNoWritMo Here I Come!

I can’t believe I’m doing it… but here I go. Even though my novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy, doesn’t publish until January 2017, I am using the month of November to draft out the second novel in the series, The Meadow Fairy. I am scared to death and exhilarated all at the same time!

Here is a preliminary synopsis so you can get a feel for the story:

The Meadow Fairy

Fourteen-year-old Abigail Forester journeys from Blackberry Ridge, Florida to Bent Grass, Colorado when her Aunt Magnolia accepts a job as a researcher working for an author who specializes in writing about myths and paranormal activity.

Abby, along with her deceased mother’s most sacred possession, a calcite pendant, continues her legacy as a Fairy Whisperer to the primordial fairy nymphs who inhabit unique places scattered about the world.

In Colorado, Abby meets two young friends, Crosby and Landon Miller, who along with their family are beekeepers on a small farm under the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Abby is summoned by a primeval nymph who asks her to resolve the secret of why the bee population is dying from the prairie meadows.

With the help of Nate Bannock, a Native American Ute rancher, Abby learns the astonishing truths behind the decimation of the bee population.

Does Abby have what it takes to save the bees and the Meliae Meadow Nymphs before it is too late?

I am excited about this new story, and yes, the dreams have already started!

I have been privileged to receive help from some pretty amazing authors: Melissa Barker-Simpson, Effrosyni Moschoudi, Sarah Mallery, Lyz Russo, Annette Rochelle Aben, and Eloise De Sousa. They gave me the gift of their time and taught me how to write, edit, and tell these stories. Each one of them took the time to read The Swamp Fairy. Each one suggested pros and cons and made me spread my wings as a writer. I only hope I can write as well as they all do someday! Thank you for your support, it means the world to me.

As I always say, I am a student of writing. I’ll see all of you in December unless you take part in my #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Prompt Challenge. Then, I’ll see you each Tuesday throughout November.

I heart you guys! ❤

At the Heart of Your Writing – Editing

Are you stuck in EDITING HELL? If so, here are a few tricks I’ve learned from the last two months of edits on my novel.

  1. Use a thesaurus. I have been using thesaurus.com.
  2. Try Gingersoftware.com. There is a free version that helps you reword some of your sentences.
  3. Don’t be afraid to add or change your plot or your characters. I know it’s scary. BELIEVE me. However, after I read and reread my manuscript at least one hundred times, I realized I had some fixing up to do. I cut and spliced and rewrote. The flow of my novel is much better, and the story makes more sense.
  4. ASK FOR HELP. I asked trusted author friends to critique my work. It hurt like heck to hear what they had to say, but it mobilized me into action to change some things. After a few days of editing, everything they said made complete sense to me.
  5. Ask for help again… I am on edit number four. Once this is complete, I will run it by a couple of additional beta readers for their thoughts. Why not? You can only make your novel better by doing this.
  6. REMEMBER, not everyone is going to like your genre, plot, or characters. Find a way to be all right with that. Don’t let it bring you down.
  7. BELIEVE in yourself. I have just written my first novel. If I have learned anything, it is that writing improves with more practice. I can’t tell you how many authors I follow who just keep getting better and better with each subsequent novel they write. Just keep writing.
  8. Read everything you can about writing. There are many blogs out there that will help you learn your trade. I love the YA fantasy genre (and magical realism) and recommend you follow thebetternovelproject.com
    to learn about the hero’s journey. Check out the “Authors Supporting Authors,” tab on my menu, and the “Writing Tips,” tab. I have added tons of articles to help writers perfect our craft under these categories. Search around and see what you can find.
  9. Don’t give up. To find more time to write, I curtailed much of my social media time. We all have to do what we have to do. I spend more time on Twitter and try to support my fellow writers by tweeting their blog posts. I have it set up so that the Twitter posts also post to Facebook to save time.
  10. When all else fails, buy a one-month subscription to Grammarly.com. It has been a life saver for me to get the punctuation correct and for revising my writing. P. S. My next book, I am hiring an editor. But you still need to have most of your issues fixed before you give your manuscript to an editor. Trust me on this.

Write as many blog posts as you can about the subject of editing. I believe this is my third one. Are you sick of this topic yet? LOL!

PLEASE keep sending me lots of hugs. The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy will be published in early January 2017!


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» Writing Is My Job.

I like to think that I am a work in progress when it comes to my writing. I haven’t gotten paid for anything I’ve written (yet) but I am going to keep working on perfecting my craft. Don’t get downhearted… read this and keep writing and learning. ❤ Click the highlighted link at the bottom of the post to read more.

Every writer, at some point in their career, has heard the words, “Writing isn’t a real job.”  Only another writer can truly understand the frustration of hearing those words and being made to feel as if your dream is only a waste of time.  It can be even worse if someone suggests that it is time to stop playing around on the computer and find something meaningful to do.

Source: » Writing Is My Job.

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity”

It’s Ronovan again. Yep, my week to host the challenge. First of all make sure to visit last weeks comments for all those who participated in the Autumn theme.
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This week I chose ‘UNITY’ as the theme.

Make sure to put a link to your entry this week in the comments section. You can also do a ping back in your post so people that read your blog can find us and join in the fun. Remember you can do Flash Fiction, Poetry, or pretty much anything as long as you include a relevant quote.

There’s a lot going on in ‘Merica that seems to be pulling us apart. Underneath it we know we’re together, we’re a nation. But we need it to be more than an underneath thing. It seems like big things to overcome: politics, race, gender, and so much more. But it all starts with each person. We each have to overcome how we were brought up and what we were taught to be norms of society. I grew up in a rural Mississippi area, but somehow I ended up one of the least racist people you’ll meet. We had a few African Americans in our school and I got along fine with them, just like I did with the ones I ended up in school with in a city school in Georgia for a while. Maybe I was intentionally going against some of what my family was saying, or maybe there was some underlying truth they were teaching that I picked up on in spite of there occasional verbalizations.
I’ve chosen a few quotes I thought appropriate for the theme. I hope you enjoy.
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek
“Where there is unity there is always victory.” Publilius Syrus
“Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.” Hans Urs von Balthasar
“No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.” Theodore Bikel
“You don’t get unity by ignoring the questions that have to be faced.” Joe Weatherill
I think that last one is a huge one. So many of us through the years have ducked and covered in hopes the troubles will pass over. And yes, they do pass over, but they come back around and end up scarier the next time.
Much Respect and Love
Ronovan of RonovanWrites

#WQWWC Theme is “Comedy”! Cathartic or Tragic? Yes.

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a challenge! And of course since this post looks odd that means it’s Ronovan talking. This week I was dared to use Sensuous as the theme but all the quotes I could find were less than appropriate, although oddly enough I could apply all of them to my desire for food. I may need to speak to my therapist about that one.

Check out all the entries for last week’s theme of Strength by clicking HERE and visiting the comments for the links.

Anyway, this week the theme will be . . .

COMEDY!

Has it been used before? I don’t know. Does it matter? No it doesn’t. Two years ago I wrote an article on my site RonovanWrites.WordPress.com titled I am a Robin Williams. The outward signs of joy, humor, the life of the party with wit abounding. Inside I hated existing. Thoughts like that still come to mind but as I like to say, “As long as I am aware of the fact I am having a problem, them I’m good.” That works for me, but not everyone. It also helps that I write novels. I can take out frustrations there or live out fantasies.

Now for my quotes, and they are most appropriate:

“Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.” Robin Williams
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” Charlie Chaplin
Arguably two of the greatest comedic actors ever with some similar thoughts. It’s often said that out of tragedy comes the greatest comedians. I’m not sure I’ve read about a comedian that had a great life all the way through, and rarely a great beginning at all.
Much Love and Much Respect
Ronovan

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Miracle” #WQWWC

Sup Y’all. It’s me . . . Ronovan. This week I’ve come up with the theme of the week. It’s a miracle we keep doing it and haven’t failed to grabbed something out of thin air. It’s tougher than you think.

If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Innocence, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants.

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It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This weeks theme is:

Miracle

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“It’s a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” Albert Einstein (Google him. There is too much to sum up in a few words.)


Having been a teacher and in the education system for a number of years, I get what Albert was talking about. At least I have a thought about it. The amazing thing is this quote was from so long ago but applies to today so well.

These days students are taught to pass standardized tests. It’s not the fault of a teacher but of the system. Some teachers can still be creative in their approach but in some areas it’s just not that easy. A child isn’t allowed to wonder about something, there is no time given to it. The child is told this is it so just go with it. What Albert feared was the lack of creativity as generations continued. What great things have been missed out on because students are pigeon holed into having to think a certain way? I taught history. If you’ve ever done that you know a big part of history is teaching the wars. What happened around them. That’s what standardized tests are mostly geared to. That’s not how I liked to teach. I liked to link everything together, like a story, so students could understand and retain information. Who read Harry Potter 10 years ago and still remembers most of the story? Think about WWI and what do you remember about that?

Don’t let the world stifle creativity. Encourage your children to think for themselves and ask questions.

 

See you in the comments!

Ronovan

Remember, Colleen and I alternate weeks here on her blog hosting the challenge.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Passion” #WQWWC

Hello, it’s me again. Ronovan. Yep, it’s my week to host the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge.

If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Memories, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants.

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It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This weeks theme is:

Passion

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Simple Definition of passion

  • : a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something

  • : a strong feeling (such as anger) that causes you to act in a dangerous way

  • : a strong sexual or romantic feeling for someone

“Follow your own passion – not your parents’, not your teachers’ – yours. Robert Ballard

From Wikipedia: Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. He discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy‘s PT-109 in 2002 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, who saved its crew. He leads ocean exploration on E/V Nautilus.


Imagine if this quote was acted upon throughout the ages. Or even during our age. Too many of our young feel trapped by where they are. A great deal of that feeling is given by the older generations around them. “This is the way it’s always been.” “It’s tradition.” “Society won’t let us do no better.”

The truth is, society doesn’t care what you do, as long as you aren’t doing it any harm. I had another quote I was going to add and I think it goes along with having a passion and following it. I think it goes especially well with the state of the world today.

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin

Every person should have a passion, but that fire that fuels it can burn out of control and consume anything in its path. We must keep reason in control of the passion to give it direction and keep it on a clear and safe course..

 

See you in the comments!

Ronovan

Remember, Colleen and I alternate weeks here on her blog hosting the challenge.

How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

 

This is a fascinating way to write a story. Check it out! YOU will be glad you did! ❤

A great story might be hiding right under your nose.

Source: How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing | Writing Forward

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I like to think that we poets can spread our creative wings when writing poetry. I think we should break the grammar rules. What do you think? ❤

How do poetry writing and grammar rules live inside the same space? Grammar is technical while poetry is creative. Is there a happy medium where these two meet?

Source: Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing | Writing Forward

Improve Your Writing with Poetry | Writing Forward

Do you want to improve your writing? Try on some poetry and soar to new writing dimensions! Check out the podcasts you can subscribe to in this article. ❤

Are you on a quest to make your writing better? Find out how to improve your writing with poetry.

Source: Improve Your Writing with Poetry | Writing Forward

What Is a Protagonist? | Grammarly Blog

Do you know what a true protagonist is? Read this to find out! 😀 ❤

Have you ever learned a new word from a book? Some people use the context clues found in the paragraph to deduce the meaning of…

Source: What Is a Protagonist? | Grammarly Blog

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “INSPIRATION”

Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! Time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading!

Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Ronovan and I are really enjoying all the creativity that has been blossoming from this challenge. There has been fascinating science fiction stories, poetry, and even a song or two!

BUT WAIT!

If you like the OLD Writers Quote Wednesday where you selected a quote and talked about the author of the quote you CAN still do that. The quotes are a pathway to find inspiration in your writing. You can write whatever you would like as long as you include your quote with your piece. You can write poetry, music, share songs, write flash fiction…

SHOW US YOUR CREATIVITY!

It’s your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to the right spot!

Each week we will include a theme for anyone who needs additional inspiration. You don’t have to follow our theme if you don’t want to. It is optional.

You have from this Wednesday until the following Tuesday to participate! Woo HOO!

In fact, Ronovan and I will alternate each week with a themed prompt post written on Silver Threading. This will give you a different perspective weekly to keep your inspiration flowing. Make sure and join us. You never know what we will come up with!

To see all the Entries from last week, click HERE for the links in the comments of last week’s Challenge Post.

This is my week, and Ronovan will be back next week to share his theme with you. We thought it would be fun to split the brain power needed each week. All of you get hosts that are reasonably fresh and fun to play with each week, so join in!

This week’s theme is “INSPIRATION,” or any variation of the word.

So what do you do?

You select a quote that inspires you. Then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all using the quote either in your story or as the title of your masterpiece. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote.

Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given to other’s work.  You can use FotoflexerPicmonkeyCanva, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Each Wednesday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Tuesday night to share your creativity inspired by a quote. We will share your posts on social media for added exposure.

Each week, we will include a link to the previous week’s post so that you can go to the links and the comments to see all the inspiration that was generated.

BOTTOM LINE: Have fun and be creative!

Inspiration!

An elfin glimmer –

pure brilliance ignites the fire,

my vision is born.

~*~

A murmuring muse –

hides secrets within us all,

waiting to emerge.

~*~

My inspiration –

comes in dreams and visions,

until I wake up!

Colleen M. Chesebro


What inspires you to write? I am always amazed at how I can be doing the most mundane normal thing like cleaning or gardening and suddenly I am overcome with the feelings of brilliance! There it is! A spark of inspiration leaps into my brain and I am off scrambling for a notebook so that I can write down this burst of creativity before I forget it!

Do you ever wonder where these flashes of creativity come from? Do you feel as if some divine influence communicates within your soul, sharing sacred revelations? I am convinced that somehow we open the parts of our brains that allow us to become receptive to the vibes that reverberate around us. Just like someone that is empathic, we writers share a symbiotic relationship with the cosmos. We channel the stimuli and create. When you hit your groove and the writing flows you know you are in a creative arc.

What about your creative style? For me, inspiration and creativity are linked. I just can’t have one without the other!

Psychologies.co.uk has a test that you can take called: What’s Your Creative Style? Click on the link and take the test. It is only eight quick questions. Let us know how you did in the comments.

Here is what the test said about my creative style (which was spot-on, by the way:

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by molding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganized. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

I also find great inspiration when I read other people’s writing. Maybe that is why I read so much. All I know is that reading really gets my imagination working. I think you have to be open-minded, too. Inspiration is all about being open to the possibilities…

So COME ON! Tell us what inspires you!

Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to hear what wild and wonderful things inspire you!

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – FREEDOM

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:

“Freedom”


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.

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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!