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Finding the Words #amwriting #TheStruggleIsReal

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

When we sit down to write, we consciously create pictures with words. If we have done our job, the ideas they generate in the reader’s mind are infinite.

Words-And-How-We-Use-ThemWe often see memes and quotes about writing that resonate with us. Quotes often become memes because they are true and memorable and sometimes poke fun at us.

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac

The words we write create images in the mind of the reader. If the ideas they represent are phrased right, the complete picture will be understood. We must believe that readers will see the images we paint for them.

“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.” – Voltaire

This is where it becomes difficult for me as a writer. I know I don’t have to spell everything out in minutia because readers are intelligent. But…

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Who Influenced Your Writing?

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today.

Some of us knew from an early age that we wanted to become a writer. For others, the desire came about later in life. Mae Clair wrote an excellent post a few years back, Are Writers Born or Made? If you haven’t read it, you can do so by clicking this link.

Regardless of when you realized you had the writing bug, no doubt there is at least one person in your life that influenced your decision. There are several people that played a role for me.

A photo of me with my dad.

My father was an avid reader who passed that desire along to me. I believe it’s essential for authors to also be readers, so Dad’s love of books had a huge influence on my writing career. His youngest sister wrote poetry, so some of my creative genes undoubtedly…

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