Write on Wednesday #20

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Today’s Writing Prompt:

Take a paragraph from one of your favorite stories or book and rewrite it.  Examine how your changes will effect the outcome of the story.  This may inspire you to continue writing.

I do this exercise when I am feeling uninspired or what most people described as blocked.  Actually, writers are never blocked they are just are not seeing the various ways to inspire them to create.

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The Best Advice You Will Ever Get About Starting A Blog

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Whenever I mention that I am a writer people  always ask me if I have a blog.  For a long time I didn’t.  I didn’t know what the rules were or how to get started or if anyone would read it.  Then I decided to just start one.

I started my blog for myself.  I didn’t think anyone would read it, but it was a great outlet for me to express myself and share my ideas.  It was just nice to see something I had written on the computer monitor framed in some cute little theme.  I have had articles published in magazines, but those topics were often chosen for me.  It felt nice to write about something that I wanted to write about.  Much to my surprise I was not the only one who read my blog.  I began to get followers.

I don’t have thousands of followers, but…

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Know your Worth: Share yourself with the Worthy

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Knowing your worth means something different for each person.  Essentially it is important to know that you have value.   Our values differ, but once you have established what your values are, you owe it to yourself to maintain them and not to be willing to compromise them.

We must be aware of our worth in relationships.  When I was much younger I was in a relationship that left me feeling empty and unfulfilled.  Being very young,  it took time and experience to realize that I deserved to be full and fulfilled in every relationship and in every aspect of life.  If I chose to share my life with someone, that person must be worthy of my time and attention.  I should not be in a relationship that does not honor the value I’ve placed on myself.

If you find yourself in a similar situation it would be in the best…

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Advice for Writers

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I have always had a passion for writing.  As a child I loved telling stories to my friends and writing scripts for plays that my friends would act out at recess.  It was not until my early thirties that I felt that my dreams could become a reality.  I didn’t know any professional writers and none of my friends or family shared my passion.  Without any role models, I felt that becoming a writer was just a dream and would never become a reality.  I didn’t know what to do other than scribble away in my notebooks and share my writing very few people.  My lack of knowledge about the publishing world and becoming a published writer did not stop me from writing, but I longed to see my words in the hands of other people.  I wanted to share with the world what makes me so happy.

In 2008…

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Consistency

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I have been in a very intense discussion with a good friend of mine about consistency.  After giving him a speech about how he should not expect certain results without being consistent, I thought about my neglect of this blog.

I started this blog as a personal accountability tool.  I wanted something that would help me organize my thoughts and force me to write something that I felt was in some way meaningful on a regular basis.  With all of my good intentions, I have not followed my own advice.   I am ashamed of myself, but I am persistent.  I will not give up on this blog.  I was not prepared for how much I would enjoy this blog and I was not aware of how this blog kept me on top of many other things in my life.

When I was consistently posting to this site, I was…

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Build

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We are all building something. It is up to us which materials we choose.

As like all people, I have had ups and downs, highs and lows.  During the downs and lows, I felt stagnant.  I felt as if I was stuck in mud, marinating in gloom and doom.  What I did not know was that even in those down/low times, I was building.  I was building with inferior materials of guilt, self-pity, anger, and insecurity.  Those things are flimsy and degradable.  Once I realized those things were not going to improve my position or outlook, I had to first get out of the mud and that required some help.  Sometimes you aren’t capable of getting out of the mud on your own.  You need something to grasp onto.  I latched on to my faith in God.  I realized I had sank so deep in the mud that I allowed…

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