It is IWSG Time, and we have moved out into a new decade and a new year. So, Happy New Year!
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. It is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and help to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us:
The Wasteland – The Masters Review
Unknown Faces – Carve Magazine
In the Beginning
Poetry and theater pieces have meaning for me, and I have memorized some poetry and parts of some plays since I was a little girl. I even tried to write a couple of poems.
In my puberty years, I fell in love with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and could identify very heavily with The Shrew.
I also became a lover of books in my puberty years. An English teacher put a book in my hand that had me up all night reading it because I couldn’t put it down. I was hooked, though it took some while for me to discover the kind of books that I love to read. But I did find out that I was fascinated with Fiction and Non-Fiction and love cuddling up with both.
I fell into writing. I tried to bury it within myself, but it kept on rising, like yeast in a loaf of bread. Sure, there are and have been people on the way that have influenced and encouraged me. They see in me what I can’t see.
Thus, I can’t pinpoint when I got started. So far as I can remember, writing was in me. It was a part of me, and it still is.
Have a lovely month of January and all the best for 2020.
Whatever sparked it, I'm sure you've enjoyed the journey.ReplyDelete
That's cool that you started out writing poetry. I admire anyone who can write it because I so can't. I wish I would have started writing as a kid like you.ReplyDelete
The way your words always flow, I'm in complete agreement - a writer is who you areReplyDelete
Love the comparison to the yeast rising. Perfect. Happy 2020 to you, Pat!ReplyDelete
I agree with Julie's comment about the yeast rising - such a great image!ReplyDelete
I think we both have the writing gene. ;-)ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
You are definitely a writer.ReplyDelete
I always love the journey you take me on. Innocent, honest, inspiring and always a delight. I was speaking to a mutual friend of ours, Joylene. We both admire you and your writing style.
Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers
As a former teacher, I love hearing a writer who had some influence from a teacher. I was a reader of everything and still am. I guess that's what got us here. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed reading about your writing journey. The yeast is a good analogy. It was meant to be.ReplyDelete
I love your post. It's great to have a teacher that encouraged you.ReplyDelete
Then you must keep on doing exactly that, writing! But I know you will, and I look forward to reading your stories.ReplyDelete
I loved reading a little about how you began writing Pat. We all start with a fascination with books, don't we? I remember loving Heidi and how it introduced me to Switzerland. So maybe it influenced my love of travel too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your loyalty to WEP. I hope we continue to enjoy your great stories in 2020!
They see in me what I can't see.ReplyDelete
That is so true of so many things. You are surely a writer Pat. Have a great writing month!
Thank you for sharing your journey into reading and writing. It's great to have a teacher that can inspire you. Good luck for 2020!ReplyDelete
So glad you found the writer in you. Enjoy writing this month.ReplyDelete
I love how our teachers influenced us to read! Reading is the gateway to writing.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you've found the writer within you, too, Pat. Keep believing and moving forward. Nice post! I wish you every success in 2020.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed reading about your journey. I am late making the rounds. Happy IWSG!ReplyDelete
"I fell into writing."ReplyDelete
I'm not surprised. Your stories are lovely, Pat. Good luck with your writing in 2020.
I love teachers like that. The first book I was gifted was Judy Blume's "Fudge-A-Mania." And it was from the director of the daycare I went to. She'd noticed my love for reading and thought I'd enjoy it. From the faint memory of myself in sitting by myself, absorbed in the book and laughing like a loon.ReplyDelete
Seems a lot of writers started so naturally, they don't remember how it happened. But glad it did!ReplyDelete
I like what you said about yeast in a loaf of bread. Teachers can be such an inspiration. I'll never forget those who inspired me.ReplyDelete