I know many of you follow Annie Cholewa who recently shed her anonymity by buying a URL in her own name and even has a snapshot of herself on her About page. One of her current posts was a source of inspiration for today’s post because she’s a writer, an eloquent one who talks about interesting and diverse topics. Her participation in the meme somehow made me think of how I used to want to be a writer.
I’ve mentioned this before, but as a child, I used to get up early and write at my Scandinavian, rolltop desk. I believe most of that was Robotech fan fiction, none in my possession anymore sadly enough. I remember in elementary school I had some material on that bright, yellow paper and a classmate was reading it. Our teacher took it from him to read. I was so nervous because I had profanity in it and I thought I was going to get into trouble. However, she looked at me and commented, “This is pretty good,” and she then gave it back to me.
I’ve read on several of your blogs how bloggers are writers. This was like a validating point to me because I think most of the time, I think of writers as those who publish articles, books, and poems.
Annie’s post fueled me to go on Pinterest where I have a writing board. I started searching for example, “blog topics” and “journal prompts.” I found a few more ideas to add to my board. And thus, these findings made me decide that I will try to slip in a post now and then to practice different writing styles.
This inspirational and motivating quote from this website I feel is a proper jumpstart to future writing posts:
“This is our life and it’s not going to last forever. There isn’t time to talk about someday writing that short story or poem or novel. Slow down now, touch what is around you, and out of care and compassion for each moment and detail, put pen to paper and begin to write.”
I never got into scrapbooking but this idea was something I felt I could handle. Because I only use the basic template on WordPress, I created my version via Microsoft Word 2013, printed it out to scan, and then it was uploaded like a pic:
This piece is simple by all means but was fun to do. Thank you for reading the first of my little steps.