We all have personal interests. They are our creative outlets, our down time, a way that we re-balance. Some of these are easily identifiable: writing, painting, playing an instrument, throwing pottery… We name these “Arts.” Others are less obvious: cooking, puzzles, reading, gaming… We label these “Hobbies.” What we call them doesn’t matter. What does […]
The process of becoming a writer follows a specific path. First, deliberately choose another career. In youth, pragmatically decide that you cannot make a living with a writing career so instead acquire a tangible skill such as ditch-digging. In the meantime, enjoy journaling and letter-writing for fun. Declare, “I am not a writer.” Next, logically […]
In our community electric co-op’s monthly newsletter is a section of want ads. Today I read one that absolutely stopped me in my tracks for its sheer creative writing potential. There’s a story in here. Heck, there are a thousand stories in here. What’s yours? WANTED TO BUY: Steel fence posts and a double barrel shotgun.
Thank you to rohan7things for the readership award nomination of Wonderful Team Reader! I’m especially touched because I have only recently dipped my blogging toes in the water of participating in community. First I braved exposing myself on this blogger beach in a swimsuit (so to speak!), and next I took some time to lay out my […]
Are you ready, hesitatingly or otherwise, for a little positive shake-up in your life? Is there something you are looking forward to one day? Does this resonate with you: one day I will write, one day I will have a job I love, one day I will paint, one day I will be happy? The speed of […]