Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Inner Story Teller is Alive and Well

When Natalia got the brilliant idea to foster the love of writing in anyone willing to join her back in May, I was hooked. Her Write and Link, followed later by Rise and Write daily prompts, sparked some energy in me that has been hiding since college. She took a break this fall, but is back in January with the phrase, "Do you believe in magic?".  My answer is , "Yes, I do!."  There is a certain magic in turning a word, a phrase a thought, into a story or a poem, a song, or a novel, or movie script that pulls the audience to another place.  

For me, the exercise has brought the writer to another place. A place where I'm not a wife, or a mother, friend, or employee.  I'm a creative maverick, wielding my key board with the power of the virtual pen.  I'm a friend of Earnest Hemingway, soaking up sun and writing inspiration in the Florida Keys. I'm sipping champagne with Zelda and F Scott at a Parisian cafe, arguing about prose. I'm a member of the Bloomsbury Group, just as smug and pretentious as they all must have been. I'm drinking bad coffee in a smoke filled room writing next to the likes of John Grisham or Tom Clancy. I get to call myself a published writer because Natalia, a bilingual writer with talent in either Russian or English, has opened her blog to host a link to my story.  

If you've ever fancied a go at being a creative writer, I urge you to use the link above to pop over to Write and Link and give it a go. The numbers of participants dwindled over time, but it was great fun reading each others work.

 For the record, here is my January 2016 Write and Link piece, The Belfry.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes - you are all of those things! You wrote this piece with fire, and I LOVE it! And thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you got hooked up! What can be more fun than being a creator and having magic at the tips of your fingers? It feels GREAT! :)

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    1. I hope a few more folks decide to link up with your page. Imagine all the places we can travel.

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  2. I am so so proud of you!!! It isn't an easy thing to open yourself up, put your work out there and make time for your passions. Keep up the good work!!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading it-now that is maybe three people! It really has been fun t use the phrase and see what comes to mind. No harm in trying out creative writing-worst thing that can happen is someone clicks their browser shut, right?

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