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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Seven
It is time once again for this writer to reach out in a gesture of thanks to some very special people who have steadfastly stood by me as I learned to crawl and then walk as a writer. I have said this before and I will no doubt repeat it many times in the future: the importance of reaching out to newcomers is incredibly important. It is my belief that most writers (or artists in any of the art genres) are in need of affirmation and support as they go about learning their craft. It can be a lonely undertaking to create beauty through the arts and a helping hand and word of appreciation is the food for an artist’s soul.
I have been blessed over the past year. First and foremost because of my partner for life, Bev, who believes in me so much more than I believe in myself. Next comes a long list of other writers and friends who continue to read my work and give me positive feedback, thus inspiring me to continue on this path I have chosen. To all of you I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Without further delay allow me to introduce you to some very special people who have taken the time, time and time again, to reach out to me and provide me with food for my soul.
UP NORTH WE GO
From Canada we find our first talented writer. I can always count on Christy to share a smile and a warm word of support. I find her to be a talented writer with a wide-range of interests. Check out http://christywrites.hubpages.com/hub/fear-of-missing-out-the-addiction-and-effective-solutions for just a glimpse of her writing talent.
I would strongly suggest you friend her because if you are lucky you just might experience the same support that I have over these past few months. Heck, you don’t even have to be lucky; she is simply a loyal person who will be beside you as you travel your writing path. Oh, check out her picture and tell me that isn’t a lovely and infectious smile!
WHAT IS A REAL HOUSEWIFE?
Well, I can tell you from my point of view that a real housewife (Kelly by name) is a person of excellent writing talent and a heart the size of Missouri. Would you like a sample of her talent? Try reading this http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/am-i-a-pathological-liar-take-the-quiz during your day today. I can tell you that I read the first opening lines and fell for it hook, line and sinker. Even though my brain was telling me that she was making this stuff up I still believed her words; such is the level of talent of this wonderful person.
Do you want some humor to start off your day? Kelly will never disappoint you because she is one funny lady! Give her a visit, say howdy for me and find out for yourself that my words are true.
FROM THE UK SHE COMES WITH BEAUTY, BRAINS AND TALENT
I have never been to the United Kingdom but when I finally make the trip my itinerary is already done for me because of my next guest and supporter. What I know about Cornwall is because of this lady and her works like this one http://judibee.hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-Places-to-Visit-in-Cornwall.
I certainly hope she is getting paid by the Department of Tourism over there because she writes beautifully about that part of the world. More importantly to me, however, is that she is a dear friend who faithfully stands by me as I struggle along this path. Thank you, Judi Bee, for being who you are.
FROM IOWA I BRING YOU DEBORAH
This tribute is a long time coming! For some reason, mainly my lack of organization, this talented Midwest writer fell through my personal cracks. The time is way past due to bring her to the limelight. She just passed a personal milestone with her 50th Hub which you can read about here http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/Reflections-on-the-First-50-My-Top-Five-Tips-Hubs-and-Hubbers-Who-Have-Inspired-Me.
This is where I say how embarrassed I am for not including Deborah earlier since she was one of the Hubbers who visited me very early on. I hope you all reach out and give her the attention she justly deserves.
SIMPLY A GOOD PERSON FROM NEW YORK
There are some people you just instantly have a connection with; so it is with Dana, as genuine a person as you are likely to meet. It has been my pleasure to watch her grow over the past few months and I can tell you that her comments are from the heart with a good deal of passion tossed in. Try out http://danateresa.hubpages.com/hub/Get-these-things-out-of-me-I-am-so-full-of-stories-I-think-I-might-explode-I-need-to-write if you are interested in reading the work of a writer bubbling over with things to say.
I consider this lady a good friend and I respect her for her humanness, quite possibly my highest compliment. If you want to make a connection that will last a lifetime then give Dana a shout out and see all of the good things that can happen.
GOOD THINGS COME FROM DELAWARE
Say hi to HappyBoomerNurse and you will come to appreciate the knowledge she brings to our community. Here she touches upon a subject that is near and dear to my heart: http://happyboomernurse.hubpages.com/hub/Using-Fiction-To-Help-Kids-Learn-About-Alzheimers.
I have found Gail to be receptive, supportive and genuine in her comments and faithful following. This is a lady who has dedicated her adult life to helping others and if there is a higher calling than nursing or teaching I don’t know what it would be. I respect her as a person and I am humbled by her decision to join me on my writing journey. Hey, she even bought my novel so the woman has great literary tastes for sure!
ANOTHER ONE OF MY UK FRIENDS
Jools is her name and writing is her game. See, I can write poetry too! Here is my favorite work by her and I think you will agree it is a lovely piece filled with memories http://jools99.hubpages.com/hub/The-Box-of-Memories-A-Poem. One of the things I love about HubPages is the opportunity to make friends from around the world. I have friends in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America as well as New Zealand and Australia. Is that cool or what?
If reading a talented writer at the top of her game is your thing then I would suggest you stop by and visit with Jools; share a cup of tea with her and she will open up a wonderful world with her words.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
As I approach my 500th follower I find myself frustrated because of time and space. It is just impossible to say thank you to each of you individually as you deserve. It is my hope that hubs like this one serve as a thank you to all of you; I may be highlighting a select few in these hubs but I am actually saying thank you to all of you.
You have brought joy and love into the heart of this writer. I simply do not have the words necessary to adequately tell you how appreciative I am. May you all find fulfillment as I have on HubPages, and may peace and happiness follow you always.
2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)