Hubpages Alchemy - Where Common Topics Become Exraordinary
What is Alchemy and Why Talk About It Here?
As a person who loves words, I subscribe to several web sites that offer a ‘word of the day” feature. Today, one of my words was - alchemy.
The definition offered on the site was this:
- Alchemy n. 1. A power or process of transforming something common into something special. 2. An inexplicable or mysterious process by which paradoxical results are achieved with no obvious rational explanation
Fascinating! I would never have thought to describe some of the amazing writers here on Hubpages.com as “alchemists”, but indeed, it is a perfect description. Some of the writers I follow consistently turn something common into something special, extraordinary even. When you have followed a Hubber for a while, you know when a piece they have written exceeds rational explanation. Sometimes it just happens. A writer begins to write and something magnificent happens. Some mysterious force takes over the process of writing and when it is finished, the writer is as surprised as the reader. It is magical.
To share a list of Hubbers that are proven alchemists (in my opinion) is risky. I am sure to omit someone or hurt someone’s feelings. To not share would be selfish and so, it is worth the risk. This may become a hub that I build on from time to time but for today, it is simply my list of Hubbers who I feel are true alchemists. I hope you will enjoy their work as much as I have.
- billybuc on HubPages
Billybuc inspires and encourages me. Hewas the first Hubber to reach out to me as a newbie. I love his work because he writes from the heart and his heart is huge. He should be awareded the title - Ambassador of Hubpages.
Some of My Favorite Hubs by billybuc
- Adoption: A Letter To My Birth Mother Who I Never Knew
Adoption for birth mothers is a difficult decision; in the case of this author, it was the right decision made by his birth mother.
- Spirit Lake: A True Story of Injustice
On the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota, children are being abused and raped, and in some cases murdered. Those who should be protecting them are not!
- How I Changed My Life
Positive thoughts produce positive actions and a positive lifestyle. This isn't rocket science folks; you are what you think!
- MizBejabbers on HubPages
With a background in broadcasting and news reporting. MizBeabbers has a critical eye, a sense of humor, and an attitude that just shines. She is my most reliable critic and she does it with gentle kindness. She is an awesome storyteller.
Some of My Favorite Hubs by MizBejabbers
- The fairy in the thicket
An unlikely friendship develops between two little girls. Do fairies really exist or was it only a little girl's imagination?
- Some things I've learned from life
Life teaches us little things, some practical and some funny. Here are a few of my lessons.
- The little flute that nobody wanted
This is a modern version of an old Indian legend about the healing powers of the flute. As with most legends, it has a moral.
- Millionaire Tips on HubPages
Millionaire Tips is an incredible writer and, a Hupages Apprentice. Millionaire takes the struggle out of everyday challenges with a practical solutions for almost everything. Millionaire Tips is a resource as well as an awesome writer.
Some of My Favorite Hubs by Millionaire Tips
- What is a Millionaire?
The first step in becoming a millionaire is to set a goal. The definition of millionaire is discussed, and the two different kinds of millionaires.
- What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being Poor...
Being poor can sometimes be more advantageous to you on your road to financial success. Learn about the advantages of being poor, the disadvantages, and how you can leverage your financial history to becoming financially successful, maybe even become
- How to Make Genealogy Come Alive For Your Bored Fami...
Does your family fall asleep when you try to talk to them about family history and genealogy? Here are some proven techniques, ideas and tips on how to keep your family interested in genealogy and family history.
- Mhatter99 on HubPages
Mhatter99 surprises me. I never know what to expect when I click on a new piece of his work. His Limericks both entertain and confuse me. They leave me wondering where he comes up with the concept or phrases. He is a master of words. Enjoy!
Some of My Favorite Hubs by Mhatter99
Gratitude for the Professionals
I am sure this hub will be only the first in a series as Hubpages has so many wonderfully talented alchemists to study and learn from. Some write beautifully creative works while others provide very useful, practical information for writing and, for living. One thing is certain, if you put the work into it, and show that you are serious about becoming a better writer, these talented writers will extend their hand in friendship and support. It is only fair that they be recognized for their talent, their kindness, and their generosity. Thank you guys! You are my inspiration. You do indeed transform something common into something special and achieve paradoxical results.
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