When I was younger I wanted to ‘write’. Poems and lyrics mostly, stories just seemed too long and I have always had a way of saying things quickly and to the point. Made writing 27 chapters a bit difficult! *chuckle*
I don’t think anyone ever really cared for anything I wrote, I certainly didn’t get any support from home. Anything seen would have been in school and although my marks were 98 and 99 everywhere, my creative writing never showed that! LoL I can laugh now but at the time it really was hurtful because even then I think I could have used writing as a coping mechanism for my struggles.
I put my pen and paper away and never looked back until …. One day I thought to try again. Everything was still on paper, many of them still in the Bear’s top drawer I bet! *wink* Eventually it got to be a very large pile of papers with stories the rest of the family really did not need to find so, here I am.
With His encouragement I started writing again but this time I used advice that I had heard some where. Read actually, I read it in the book “little women” a novel by Louisa May Alcott. The advice was to Joe, the female lead. ‘Write what you know’. Very simple really but so hard to do ….. There are a lot of similarities between Joe and I really, maybe that’s why the advice made sense.
When I started writing here it was just about what is on my mind, what I see and how it reflects on the world around me. I don’t often take long to put a post together and I don’t often edit for anything more than grammar and spelling because I want what ‘it’ is to just flow. Just like I was talking to you all, in person.
I don’t make up stories and I don’t try to give advice, I write from what I have been through, what I’ve seen and what I know.
I don’t get many comments ‘here’ but I have heard that my writing is actually not too bad after all. I guess Alcott was right, write what you know, write what you feel.