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
Lila searched for Bruce. He wasn’t in the classroom. She didn’t see him near the buses. She took a quick glance in the lunchroom and gym. No Bruce.
Coming back from the football field the only other place she could think to look was the library. But why ever would athletic, never-reads-a-book Bruce be in the library?
But there he sat, hunkered in a chair in the corner, almost as if he were hiding. He even held a book in front of his face. He really was hiding.
Continue reading The Silver Rose
Day 30 of 30 Days Challenge
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
Day 29 of 30 Days Challenge
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.
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Day 28 of 30 Days Challenge
Choose a Place to Write
Most writers have a designated place to write, an office, a corner of the kitchen table, where ever they can find a spot.
I’m the same. I don’t have an office, but I have a spot. It’s my living room chair with my computer on my lap. I have a desk, but it just seems more comfortable to sit in my chair.
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Day 27 of 30 Days Challenge
One of My Favorite Writing Practices
I’ve mentioned Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg and her encouragement and writing practices she
offers. One from this book comes to mind. She suggests writing down ten nouns on one side of a piece of paper then write fifteen verbs that go with an occupation.
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