It is IWSG Time!
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us:
Fiction - A Time To Love, A Novel– Submitted September 18, 2020
The Red Wheelbarrow
Until Death Do Us Part
A Spotlight On My Childhood In The Deep South
Dreaming Things That Never Were and Asking Why Not
I was 17 years old when I heard the speech from Robert Francis Kennedy that would change my whole perspective about life. His inclusion of a saying by George Bernard Shaw as he spoke to the University of Kansas hit me right between my eyes. It was a bullseye, and the effectiveness of his words inspire me even to this day. In fact, I googled to find and read it once again while writing this IWSG article, and I am still inspired.
"Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?"
I learned that my avenue to changing my focus was through my writing. Only then could I live a successful and engaging life by my own standards and not by the standards of others. Dreaming of things that never were and asking myself why not has moved me to walk my talk as I write, and not worry about the many mistakes I make. That quote has given me the courage to step out and be different, and it has given me a healthy and thankful view of God's creation.