Thinking CatThe thinking cat is a reminder that we writers often suffer writer’s block, so we need a little help from our friends.

Today we celebrate ” love to Write Day.”  I happen to have a penchant for these weird and unusual holidays so bear with me.  Not everyone is an author, but all of us, at one time or another, has penned something in a diary, a to do list, a letter to a loved one or a required piece in an English class.

I started my writing career when I was in 7th grade.  A lot of my childhood was spent in movie theaters or hearing mom read magical stories at bedtime.  My imagination had taken off at an early age and the way I often expressed myself was through the written word.  So when I entered 8th grade and the assignment was to create a play, I was all ready for it.

I spent hours defining my characters and story line.  It would be an epic production with a cast of thousands – beautiful costumes and sets – amazing music and choreography – and in the end love would conquer all.  I’m not sure if the teacher even bothered to read it, because it was so long, but he gave me a good grade.  I also vividly recall his comment at the top of the page.  “This would be impossible to produce.”

Those words were indelibly printed within my brain and my desire to write was squashed for a while.  It’s amazing how a teacher can discourage you without really intending to.  In fact, my husband failed art in elementary school, because he wasn’t following the formula in the curriculum.  He dared to be creative.  It’s a good thing that most negative comments bounce off both of us or we never would’ve followed our careers.

When I teach a writing class, I encourage my students to buy a journal and start writing down their thoughts, observations and emotions. These facts will lead to an abundance of stories for the future.  With a class of senior citizens, it becomes a way for them to relive some of their own memories and stay sharp by keeping their brains active.

Not everyone is a writer.  Not everyone can whip through mathematical formulas.  We don’t all know how to dance, sing or use a musical instrument.  Some of us have skills that we can only imagine doing.  That’s what makes each one of us unique.

So even if the only writing you do is a grocery list, consider it an accomplishment.  If you have an admiration for those who do write and give you hours of enjoyment, give them a hug if possible.  Let them know that their writing has touched you in some way.  It’s the best compliment a writer can receive.




About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to I LOVE TO WRITE DAY

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Your writing has certainly touched me. So…cyber hug

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  2. I can’t believe that teacher wrote that! Awful. And like Wally said, your writing touches my heart daily! ❤️

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      We have to be careful what we say to kids. It can have a negative result, even when it wasn’t intended that way. I got over it anyway!


  3. Sheila says:

    Guess the teacher who thought your play would have been impossible to produce didn’t know that many who were told their ideas were impossible – just went ahead and did the impossible! Your writing and life are a blessing and inspiration to me!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you Sheila. The feeling is mutual. I’d like to find that teacher and show him the many plays I’ve produced and directed over the years, but he’s probably long gone by now.


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