I combine my walk with being a writer. I like to walk all year round, but spring is a special favorite. The sun warms the earth spreading the smell of pine trees and grasses and gets my mind working or just resting taking in all the beauty of nature.
This essay came about from
participating in a writing contest hosted by Positive Writer. Thank
you for reading and know that you are enough.
For most of my adult life, I have felt I
wasn’t good enough to do anything worthwhile. Oh, I could clean, wash
dishes, feed my pets. I could even drive a car. I could hold down a
service type job. Continue reading You Are Enough→
Well, I made it. I committed to writing a post every day for thirty days and publishing them. Today marks the thirtieth day. In a way I’m glad it’s done. That little stress is off the board. Now onto other things.
During this adventure there were times it was hard. It scared me I might not be able to come up with enough
topics and be able to talk about it for at least 500 words. I have to admit there are a few posts here that didn’t make the 500 count. I did my best. Continue reading Whew! I Did It→
The first book I remember reading that was about writing is Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. She talked about the magic in writing.
And encouraging anyone with the desire that they could be a writer too.
I believe my brother got it for me. He was good about purchasing something that was what I was interested in. One time he had given me a book on horses. I still love horses and riding.
The next wonderful writing book I read was by Brenda Ueland. I’ve read this one several times and can’t stress how her words of encouragement are powerful and real and make one feel like they can be a writer.
In reading the writing books it was the first time I’d seen the words magic and writing together. It is years later and I still feel the magic. I understand what they are talking about. Continue reading The Magic in Writing→