Write About It....and We Will Come....

Sometimes the pressures of being a Muse just get to be a bit overwhelming....

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Everyone Needs a Muse...My Milo Looks Exhausted from Helping Me So Much

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Writing About Words

Having just finished Marilyn's challenge,

http://mdavisattiers.hubpages.com/hub/Have-YOU-Said-It-A-Writing-Challenge


My mind seems to be swirling with thoughts about words and how they can be arranged just so to lure readers to the page.

Somethin' on your mind? In your heart? Niggling at you to come out and be heard??

Write about it and we will come.

Hook us with your wily ways ...photos are nice, yes, but an enticing title and an opening sentence that promises to awaken within your audience: a desire, a debate, and passion often begins a relationship which endures.

In some hubs by other writers, folks modestly have stated they are not 'writers'. However my definition of a writer and that of others may differ.

To me a writer is someone who gathers up seemingly unrelated words, tosses them this way and that, and tries to make some sensical ( opposite of non-sensical) message, story, article, speech, sermon--- from that hodge podge. The words are arranged, rearranged, discarded, called back, considered...eventually what is longing to be shared, appears.

It may then be published for the world to see in an effort for the reader to garner some bit of wisdom, knowledge, entertainment and/or brain food from it.

Even if only one other person comes that one person has stayed long enough to read and hopefully comment. And sometimes that is enough to keep you pouring out your inner most thoughts, wishes, desires, dreams.

You write.

We will come.

Write about Topics You Know Well That Will Help Others

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Do not become so enamoured of your words that you feel they cannot be improved upon at some point.

The piece of writing you submit is never really finished...it will forever be a work in progress.

— unknown

Why Bother?

What is your motive for writing? This of course is purely rhetorical but for your own personal use it is beneficial to know the answer.

Why do you bother to get up every day or however often you choose to, and write?

You sit at the computer or with your little yellow pad and you stare at the page.

And then what?

You go get coffee.

You adjust the lighting?

You remember the call you needed to make?

You must go to Amazon to see whatever it is you must purchase?

Ebay calling you?

What is that rumble in the tummy??

Excuses excuses...are you committed to writing something today or not?

And if not, get up and move away. Or not.


Write about 'Fun Stuff'

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I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.

— Richard Wright

Write About Your Passion....One Day Your Words May Become a Song

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

— Issa Assimov

My Muse...Once Again

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Do You Know Why You Write?


If making money is the motivation, then I am not the person to advise you on that.

I do not do it for that reason.

My reasons go back to the time I played the school teacher in the summers with my cousins...and I was smaller than most of them..about five was the first year I was the school marm.

I knew I HAD to write, even then, because....

"I had something to say. Something inside of me that was tumbling around, churning inside, busting at the seams to explode from within me. And, so, in my uncertain hand I scratched out word after word 'cuz I had to! It would be something I would continue to do day after day."

One of our lessons every day was to write in a journal. Something. Anything. And then we read it aloud.

Not looking for perfection in spelling or even in grammar but in hearing something about an adventure we had the day before or anticipation of an adventure that day.

Our thoughts ranged through many topics (and no these sentences were not our little kid sentences but they were what our journal entries focused on)----

The fiddler crabs moving quickly but cautiously toward us across the sand.

A periwinkle sliding ever so gracefully down a blade of grass.

The slooshin' of the water as we moved along the shoreline trying to spy a soft-shelled crab.

Frisky little spotted fish doing pirouettes just off the point of land that jutted into the creek.

Laughing hysterically as we raced through fields of corn.

Lost in Neptune's garden, allowing the waters of the Bay to carry us to a far off land.

Just some of our thoughts that we would talk about later....

That was the beginning. We learned to formulate our ideas and share them. And many of us went on to write...not for publication so much but as a way to forever hold in time those moments that would slip away faster than any one of us would imagine.

Write About Some of Your Favorite Recipes

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One of Many Journals ...Now Serves as a Diary for Me...

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Diaries Overflowing with Wishes and Dreams

Welcoming sun's rays came. Pinks, oranges, reds, blues heralded the end of the days. Rising and setting with certainty as the end of the day folded into the dawn of the new one.

And a new type of writing began. O, the journal, now a diary--with private thoughts and it may even had a key---

Now words unspoken...only scribbled in the diary--- of new wishes and thoughts. Making new friends and feeling a stirring in my heart for that special boy that I met at camp; sat behind in Latin class; was 'best friends' with and talked to each day on the bus ride home---I was 'best friend.' to many boys as they told of adoration for this girl or that.

Dreams whispered only to the pages...for no eyes to view but mine...

Later still more secret messages were scrawled in the diary which now had become several diaries...longing to sing on a stage, to be crowned Miss Deltaville (I was not but I was in the pageant), to dance with Billy Mills at my birthday party; to be invited to THE Christmas party of the year where a real live band was to make the music we lived to dance to with a favorite partner.

In my late teen years a record of a group of young evangelists who came to speak at our church filled page after page of my latest diary. Enthralled is the word...I wanted to leave the church and go out into the world with them saving souls as they were.


A Snibett from Field of Dreams...

Write about: Family

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Writing Evolves Still More...

And as surely as that reliable, majestic sun rose and set and rose and set, the seasons followed. More years slipped by and writing continued to evolve.

Essays now were a new phase of writing ...those not done by choice but still a wondrous exploration.

Reading Donne, Poe, Shakespeare, Hughes, Rawlings, Angelou, Dostoyevsky, Wordsworth, Kipling, Lewis, Bronte, Alcott, Stowe, Walker----only a smidge of those who would influence, shape, color, my thinking and build my personal storehouse of ideas to consider.

Peeking into the library, you would find me---stacks of books precariously situated on the table where my entry into a world of literature would hold me transfixed from that point forward.

Did They Know?

And is that not how it happens?

The songs of the sirens, the whispers from those who have gone before us....those who had that churning feeling inside...they KNEW they HAD to write...

Could that be it?

How many of them realized that words they selected one late evening, bent over a desk, perhaps working by a candle, would become words that those yet unborn for generations to come would find as beacons leading them to the world of writing?

Did they know?

Did some of them wish perhaps their words would live on...those such as Patrick Henry whose words "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" have lived on down through the years.

Was it their foresight that lead them to pour out their innermost longings and beliefs? Many of them having very important messages for us to read.

Somehow were they aware that in times when life was far different than it was as they were writing their private feeling, tired wrestless souls would seek out their entries searching for guidance, for answers, for a diversion?

A Must...

Get the family stories told...you write them or have someone write them for you....but get them told before they are lost when you leave the planet.

Visiting a Writer's Homeplace

Visiting the homeplace of the woman who penned the novel, the Yearling, Marjorie Kenan Rawlings, I hoped to find answers to the mystique that surrounds one whose work is still relished today after all of these years.

Published in 1938 the novel is a love story of sorts with nature and youth and a coming of age story set back when Florida was not the Florida of Disney and Sea World but a time of surviving off the land in the piney woods. Marjorie won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel in 1939 and to my way to thinking it was her best work even though she went on to publish others.

As I strolled the property, which I have done a number of times, as it it only a ten minute drive from my home, I feel her there. I can see her sitting on the porch engulfed in her stories drawing energy from her surroundings.

Cross Creek is still a tiny village ---no hustle and bustle there-- not even one traffic light--the main attraction is her home place.

Down the road, a spit away is the Yearling Restaurant which has a lot of character and does draw locals and would-be visitors on their way to somewhere.

Each time I go there I am lost in time. As I close the tiny metal gate and step onto the property, I feel what she must have felt. Muses everywhere. Inviting, wooing me, to come and sit and absorb.

I get it. I understand how she could write there...I am energized and reawakened each time I am drawn to visit there.

Do you think it is important to know WHY you write?

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Shoeless Joe is the real story behind the film, Field of Dreams. It was penned by W.P Kinsella. The true story fills in many bits of info you may have wondered about while watching this film. If you have not seen it, even it you are not a sports fan, I do think you would like it.

Begin a Lifelong Romance

Write about it...they will come...just as the words 'if you build it, they will come' from Field of Dreams says...it is true. They came to watch baseball games when no one believed they would except for the man who built it...

Write what you feel, think, see, wish, dream and someone will come.

Someone will come to agree, commiserate, argue, disagree, praise, correct...whatever the reason...it makes for interesting dialogue and discussion.

If thoughts are tumbling around within and begging to spill out, sit down at a computer and pound away.

Grab a pen and paper and scribble.

Turn on a recorder.

Videos work nicely too.

You may not wish to publish what you produce for whatever reason but you will have begun a lifelong romance with words no matter what your age.


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pstraubie48 13 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks, sujaya this was one of my favorites. The composition just seemed to flow onto the page. It was a fun write indeed.

Angels are on the way to you this wee early morning hour. ps


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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

good stuff for writers


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pstraubie48 13 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O thank you for stopping by, Reynold Jay. Writing is a love of mine..or perhaps even more of a passion too. It is a way to share thoughts that linger within trying to be heard.

Angels are on the way to you this early morning hour ps


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Reynold Jay 13 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Hi--I love to write and always write from the heart. Love everything you wrote here today.


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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Suyaya for stopping by. It was a delightful composition to bea part of.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

gripping hub


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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for stopping to read and comment. ps


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

a good guide


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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes you are correct...there are many options open to us..

Thank you for stopping by

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are right...there are many options open to us as writers.....thank you so much for stopping to read and comment.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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molometer 14 months ago

Great ideas and photos Patricia. Recording thoughts on a phone also works well.


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

yeah its just freaking out with words


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you so much for stopping by. Writing still remains a passion of mine....finding new ways to share my thoughts is always a challenge I find I am up to.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O I know...and he still does it...and he is a big boy now...so long and lanky...love my furball.....

and O, you have a Dusty?? One of my most favorite kitties was Dusty...she came to us a wee bit of fluffball...we already had 7 kitties...(my house was huge then so you would seldom see them all together unless it was meal time :D). Dusty came in, this tiny little gray ball of 'dust'...and she was feisty from the beginning. She sidled up to Norman, a very large solid black 'Alpha" kitty...and made it known she was in no way intimidated ....

I will never forget the day she died...our hearts broke...It was horrible...thank goodness years and years later I found my Honeybee (well, she found me) and Milo was a gift from my grandson.

Nice to see you this morning Hoping all is good Angels are on the way to you and to the families who lost loved ones yesterday and to those who are still hospitalized...as well as those at the school who are also a part of this loss.

Angels are headed your way this early morning... ps


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louise-barraco 15 months ago from Ontario

Great hub, very interesting and informative.


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Peggy W 15 months ago from Houston, Texas

The first time I did not mention just how cute that photo is of your cat on the desk near the computer. Our Dusty used to spend a lot of time in front of ours. Now that he is gone, Peaches spends a bit of time there on occasion. It was truly Dusty's domain! Ha! Enjoyed reading this once again and happy to share.


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Au Fait Once again it is lovely to see you stopping by....what fun we can have as we get lost in the sea of words that await us....I know how much you enjoy using them as I find out more when I come to your pages.

Hoping you have a lovely day today Blessings and Angels are on the way ps


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Au fait 15 months ago from North Texas

I try to write about subjects I think are interesting or important and educate other people about them. Of course everyone isn't always interested in learning about those things just because I think they're interesting, but hopefully a few people here and there will also find them worthwhile.

You get us to thinking Patricia, and that is always a good thing. Sharing this so other people will think about what writing does for them and why they do it.

Hope you are having a good day and a good beginning to the weekend. Take care . . .


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pstraubie48 16 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you whonu for your kind words.

This hub is one of my most favorite because the words took over and wrote it for me.

Delicious fun....

Angels are headed your way this afternoon ps


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States

Motivating and uplifting my friend. Well presented and well received.whonu


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

KoffeeKlatchGals...I know exactly what you mean....there is a need to express thoughts and feelings and many times they write the passage for me...I am only the vessel from which they come.

Thank you so much for your visit

Angels are winging their way to you this afternoon ps


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 17 months ago from Sunny Florida

Awesome hub. I love all of the ideas and tips. I write because of a need deep inside of me that commands me to.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O I hope so, Colorfulone; I do enjoy reading your articles. This particular hub was a fun one for me to write. I love the magic of words.

Hoping all is good with you tonite.

Angels are on the way ps


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colorfulone 18 months ago from Minnesota

Wow, lot of good food for writers to think about on your hub, Patrica. I have mostly been spending time creating on Zazzle. Maybe another new article will get written by me soon. - Thanks and kudos!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Bill...thank you for your kind words.

This is one hub that I enjoyed writing so much...I adore words...and how we can express so many thoughts and ideas with the abundance of them that are at our fingertips.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Billrrrr 20 months ago from Cape Cod

The excellence of your work is very impressive indeed. Great job on this and kudos for your excellent advice.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yeppie my Milo seems to think he can keep my writing flowing ...he is right beside me, once again, as I am composing this.

Writing this was a fun way to reflect on what I really adore about writing.

Thank you for visiting again.

Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

That is so true of so many of us, Ron.

We have such good intentions... "O, someday I will get those stories down and Someday never comes and our precious loved ones leave the planet.

Thank you for visiting today. Angels are on the way to you today ps


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RonElFran 20 months ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

I really like what you said about getting those family stories told. No one in our family did that, and so much has been lost that can't be recovered. I wish I had started writing earlier and had captured our family's stories that now I don't even know and never will.


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favored 20 months ago from USA

I think it's interesting that you included the section on where writer's write. For me, one of the first things I do when researching a writer is to see where they work and what inspires their writing. It fascinates me as to how many have their own "Milo" resting near their workspace.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Deborah. I think it may be one of my most favorite pieces that I have ever written. I was bursting with the joy of writing as the words flowed for this one.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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DeborahNeyens 20 months ago from Iowa

Thank you for the inspiration this morning. Lovely hub.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Aviannovice And what a wonderful journey it is..taking us to places we never knew we would go.

And finding a site to write on that has those of like minds adds to the pleasure of this journey.

thanks for stopping

Angels are on the way to you this gorgeous Easter morning ps


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aviannovice 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

My journey began in my pre-teen years and I am still following the path!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Julie for stopping to visit. This was one of the most fun hubs I have written since being on HubPages. The words just flowed.

Sending you Angels this morning ps


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Julie K Henderson 20 months ago

I enjoy your thoughts in this article very much. It sounds as if you have loved words for a very long time.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Agreed...we may not all become famous novelists but we all have the ability to get our thoughts down and to share them.

And each day we begin anew with a whole new world of ideas and words to choose from.

Angels are on the way..thank you for stopping to visit. Suzanne ps


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Suzanne Day 20 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

There sure are a lot of ideas on how to write in this hub! Anyone who has writer's block would find themselves feeling more inspired after reading this. Anyone can become a writer if they practice writing, a style develops if you do it for awhile. Voted useful!


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right, Sheila. So many miss the simple majestic beauty that nature offers us every single day. I enjoy reading your hubs because you share so much of what I love....Hoping you have a totally wonderful day

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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sgbrown 21 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

Wonderful hub! I enjoy sharing the nature I have all around me and hope to encourage people to appreciate nature and wildlife with my writing. Too many people pass through this world never really appreciating what gifts God has given us in nature.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Ann...I am so touched. Writing has become an essential part of my everyday and sharing my love for it with others is something I must do.

I love the magic of words...how they can lead us to places we may never have thought we could go.

So appreciate your votes and kind words.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Audrey. Like I mentioned, it was writing for Marlene's challenge that got me to thinking about the whys and wherefores of my writing. and it turned into this..what a wonderful journey writing has taken me on.

Angles are on the way to you this morning ...your visit is always appreciated.

ps


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AudreyHowitt 21 months ago from California

This really is a wonderful look at your process and a reminder to us about our own--Thank you!!


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annart 21 months ago from SW England

The joy here is unbounded! What a wonderful hub! You have expressed what I've felt from a child. Words are a joy, a 'romance with words' is exactly what writing is.

Voted up and everything & shared. This is the best hub about writing and words that I've ever read. I was nodding my head and saying 'yes!' all the way through.

A superb response!

You write and we will come, I can promise you that.

Brilliant!

Ann


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Lucky for you (and for us, your readers) that you found your voice your way to express yourself with writing. I for one and delighted that you have found this way to share your thoughts and ideas.

It is for me often very cathartic to write about things that are very distressing to me but I also love to ramble on about something I enjoy doing or some topic that begs me to speak.

Thank you for visiting.

Angels are winging their way to you this morning...and yes, My Milo Kitty, is a doll...I love him so very much. ps


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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

This was inspirational, Patricia, and of course, you had me with your beautiful too-many-toed cat. Gorgeous! I write just because I always have. I wasn't well listened to as a child so that's the way I used my voice. From there, I practiced, was positively reinforced for it, got good at it, began to really enjoy the praise and feeling valued for it, and here I am.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Catherine And I wish I could take credit for saying it but I live by it. I tweak and tweak even years later.

Thank you for visiting Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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CatherineGiordano 21 months ago from Orlando Florida

The quote about writing never really being finished. so true So true.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for visiting Alwaysexploring

I am surrounded by so many who so magnificently share there thoughts and feelings and ideas that I know I will grow as a writer. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for visiting Manatita....

The words have come so I am trying to get them down.

Reading reading the writers of others on HubPages and writings of so many authors helps to feed my mind's storehouse.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I know. We write for whatever it is that motivates us. The more I write..the more I find I want to, need to. It is something that I thoroughly enjoy so until I can no longer scribble something down that is of interest (at least to me) I will pluck away..breakfastpop

Thanks for visiting

Angels are on the way to you this morning before sun up... ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I know, Jackie. I got some of the stories from my parents but

some day became too late and they slipped off the planet before I got them all. Now I have to try to piece them together from things I remember.

thanks for visiting. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I love it when I can use a hub I read to foster a new hub I will write. Bouncing off the ideas of others is a great way to find words that will excite, interest, and enchant others, Marlene.

thank you for visiting Angels are once again on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

The reason I said he did not look tasty is that he is so skinny....not much there to make an appetizer !!!

thanks for stopping Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Good for you Clive. That is often how it works for me. I read a hub and it gives me ideas for beginning a new one of my own.

So glad you visited.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks to you both. Writing is a part of me that I want, need, must share. Often what I write about strikes a chord with someone else who has something to share back on the topic. How awesome is that.

Writing for me is not laborious...that does not mean that I do not go back and revise, and edit, and rework but it just means that I am totally okay with the whole process.

thank you for your kind words Mary (tillsontitan--there are 2 Marys here :D )

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Writing is indeed a unique adventure for each of us, Will. I am glad I have found your writings. Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Faith. I thought I responded to your comment but do not see it so here goes...I am humbled by your comments. One of my passions is writing and finding ways to connect words so that they have a cadence and rhythm of sorts is fun and challenging.

I love HubPages because it is such a welcoming community and so supportive

Thank you again for your votes and your praise.

Angels are once again headed your way Faith ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes they should. Every one develops their unique style and others come to enjoy what is expressed by them

thank you so much for visiting Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right when you say it is priceless. There is no other feeling like the magical connection between words and us and others. What a delight it is to discover a new passage to read and mull over.

Once again delighted to see you, my Friend. Hoping all is good in Texas this evening.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so welcome, Eric. We all have things to say and how we say them is unique for each of us. And that is one of the grandest things about writing...we can express ourselves as we feel more comfortable and others really DO come and read.

Angels are once again on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Faith...I have kept you busy this evening :D So glad to see you each time you come.

Marlene's challenge really did prompt this hub. I had so much fun with the challenge that the words kept coming.

THanks too for all of the votes ...it is greatly appreciated. ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

What a great comment, Bob. How fortunate that you gave it and shot and then got a column. And you are doing something you enjoy...how lovely is that.

thank you for visiting Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I am so humbled, Bill. You are such an amazing writer and for you to say that makes me feel like I 'done good.' thank you as always for stopping to read.

Angels are on the way all the way to WA this evening bringing tons of blessings and hugs and all to you and Bev ps


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

In passing I noted that the screen said that bug did not look tasty. I think that one day they will feed us bugs and tell us afterwards that's what it was. It may have looked like steak or a cookie but it was a bug.


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WillStarr 21 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

For me, writing a fictional story is an adventure, because I am not bound by reality at all. I can go anywhere I please, and be anyone I choose. That's the big draw for me.

Writing fiction is the art of translating daydreams into hard copy.


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mary615 21 months ago from Florida

I loved this Hub! I kept a diary from the time I as a teenager until I had a couple of children; then I guess I just got too busy!

I write a lot about my memories of growing up in the country, but these are stories I have complied just for my family to read. They are not the kind of stories HP would like, I'm sure.

You are an inspiration. I am in awe of how you took these "snapshots" you used in this Hub.

Voted this UP, etc. and shared.


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Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

Hi PS,

I agree 100% with Frank's comment. Your response to the challenge is excellent and above and beyond!

Your writing always inspires. I love the "we will come" repeated here.

Thank you for sharing some of your inspirations for writings.

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Blessings, peace, love, hugs and many Angels heading your way


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MarleneB 21 months ago from Northern California, USA

I agree with your definition of what a writer is. Your hub is very inspirational. Just reading it gave me a lot of ideas for things I could write in upcoming hubs.


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clivewilliams 21 months ago from Nibiru

Now you gave me my next topic...writing away


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manatita44 21 months ago from london

Another beautiful Hub and some great examples of those who used words well. I rather liked the video as it reminds me of the Divine, a Friend without which I am powerless; helpless...

Well-written article and it's good to see that you seem to be on a roll. Much peace, Patricia.


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always exploring 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

Your love of words are vividly present here. I wish I had kept my many diaries. Your inspiration surely will lead someone to write. Beautiful hub....


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

Falling in love with reading and words expands our world in ways that are priceless. Sharing your journey in doing just that whether one writes or not is worth reading. UUBI votes and will share.

BTW, my mother, niece and I got to see the actual cornfield in Iowa where Field of Dreams was filmed. We happened upon it when driving from one destination to the next.

Wishing you all good blessings on this day Patricia.


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breakfastpop 21 months ago

I write for the love of it. Your hub gave me something to consider. I should write about my family, because I want these memories to be preserved. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome.


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Jackie Lynnley 21 months ago from The Beautiful South

What a beautiful lure you have built here! I so regret I did not write down the many stories my mother told me. I remember bits and pieces and I kept telling myself I would get it on paper one day but that day never came and time ran out. I hope young writers will listen to your great advice! Or even some old ones!

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billybuc 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

I love this. This should be required reading for anyone considering being a writer....write it and we will come....what a great line and so appropriate. I am now energized for the day, PS, and isn't that what this is all about?

Blessings and hugs, sprinkled with love,coming your way.


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janshares 21 months ago from Washington, DC

First of all, pstraubie, not a cat lover but I think I'm in love with Milo. What a helpful muse, gorgeous animal.

This is a beautiful hub full of helpful gems of wisdom. I can relate to so much of what you share. I used to love to play the teacher, too. That italicized paragraph about what a writer is, "tossing unrelated words about" - I love that and feel the same way. Also, you gave me an idea about the diaries: going back to my journals and use those entries as spring boards for hubs. Brilliant inspiration. You're writing is so poetic. Thank you, blessings. Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.


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tillsontitan 21 months ago from New York

I'm with Frank, HOTD! What beautiful thoughts you have penned here. These are things every writer can relate to and every would-be writer should read.

Writing isn't a chore or obligation, it is a part of us that we share with others. You've listed so many, many things for new writers to think about.

Voted all but funny and going off to vote!


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dahoglund 21 months ago from Wisconsin Rapids

My own journey in wanting to be a writer has led me in directions I never antidipated. If a person wants to really be a wwriter, they should take every opportunity to write even if it seems far removed from what they imagine writers do.


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Ericdierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What an inspirational piece this is. It really gets the juices flowing. It is a wonderful story of your life of writing and I found myself in there many times. Thank you for rekindling why I write.


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PegCole17 21 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Words of encouragement are always welcome and you've given so many reasons to keep at it. Love the pic of your poly-dactyl. They really are a big help when it comes to taking a break.


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Bob Bamberg 21 months ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

Interesting and enjoyable hub, pstraubie48, it got me to thinking about why I write, which I never really thought about before. In my case, I think the cart came before the horse. I never felt an urge to write. When I wrote reports in school, I'd read what I'd just written and think, "Man, I wrote that? Not bad." And the teachers would validate my surprise with positive comments.

In 1995 my wife (then my girlfriend) encouraged me to write a newspaper column on animals. I said, "I can write one, but will newspaper editors embrace it?...almost like the title to your hub.

I wrote a few sample columns and scheduled an appointment with the publisher of our local daily newspaper, and the rest is history. I've been writing a column on animal health, nutrition, behavior, advocacy and regulation ever since.

I love researching information and presenting it to readers in a blend of science, common sense and humor...and getting paid for it. And in this forum, you get the added benefits of reader feedback and establishing cyber-friendships with people from all over the world.

Some people paint, sculpt or make music for the pleasure of the rest of us...and writers do the same thing. Only writing isn't only to entertain. It educates, documents and instructs. And it's fun and keeps us off the streets and out of trouble! Voted up and interesting.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Frank. I am so touched by your comments.

Writing is a part of who I am and it has lead me to meet new people, like you, and to enjoy writings I may never have found.

Know that blessings are on the way to you this morning on the wings of Angels ps


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

what a way for young writers to develop their work even if they do not want to publish.. you offer them a fresh prespective.. this hub is worthy of hub of the day.. goin to put my vote in PS...:) bless you Frank


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