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Can I tell you a secret? But don't tell my family!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    As you can tell by my screen name, I'm a writer. Over the past couple of years I haven't written a lot, I haven't felt like it, and I've been very down about it. But I've so enjoyed reading and posting on here and it's given me a push, and reminded me why I love to write. So I decided to write every day of the year, in a creative writing journal, using writing prompts to make me write about things I might not have written about if left to my own devices. I pulled out my Creative Writer's Kit by Judy Reeves and I'm using her prompts and writing to them. I'm enjoying it! I don't have to worry about my editors tearing it apart, or my readers getting upset with my views, and I don't have to submit it anywhere, in whole, in part, or with a query, or beg anyone to buy it. And I like it! But I can't tell anyone here, because they get excited, OMG she's writing again!! For who? When will it be out??

    It's funny how this forum has given me back something I love, just by allowing me to write my own opinions, or make someone laugh with my words. I just can't thank you enough.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I seriously can't believe I had anything to do with that but YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I wake up every morning thinking about feeding my animals....and while i am taking the dogs out to potty and getting the feed cups ready for the birds, I turn on my computer and immediatly click to go to BYC....just to see if any of my pals have written, or if anything interesting is going on my favorite forums on here so i can completley see why this has given you a new sense of what you like to do.

    I've slowly gotten back into my art because of this site, as well as inspired me to get MORE birds!!! LOL!

    Sounds wonderful! Im glad it (writing & being here) gives you so much joy! I second that!
     
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Go for it! And good luck to you!!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hey stranger! Glad you are returning to writing as recreation. I always look for you, since you have an active imagination and a dry/wry sense of humor.

    I really enjoy your off-the-cuff stories- like Nugget and poor Blue. How is little Blue, anyway?

    I have a tiny bantam G. Sebright, Pico de Gallo. He is the meanest little roo ever born. I am terrified of him, but I wouldn't trade him for anything.

    You write, and if you post it here, I will read. What is a "prompt"?

    And PS, I won't tell anyone here at BYC!
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you all. A prompt is something to get you started. For example: Write about what happened at lunch today.
    When you get writer's block it's awful, you want to write so bad but just can't get the words out, so you turn to a prompt to get your brain working and thinking like a writer.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    This site is my creative writing outlet. I have always wanted to write a book about my young life because it was so traumatic, but I can't put the pieces in order. Every time I think I have it right, something falls out of place.
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Write it anyway, then when the pieces fall out put them where they go. Sometimes it will never be perfect, it seldom is. But the very act of getting it down can be cathartic, and it can also help others to read it.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Write it anyway, then when the pieces fall out put them where they go. Sometimes it will never be perfect, it seldom is. But the very act of getting it down can be cathartic, and it can also help others to read it.

    The catartsis is done, it's the helping others I would be interested in. I guess I need to start at the beginning and just go.....
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    forget about writing, you should take up photography. The best photo ever posted on this forum is the one of your mom ditching the chicken from off her lap! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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