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Writer Here, Writer There – Five Minute Friday

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A long time friend commented that my writing had changed. Yes! I was so ecstatic to hear those words I nearly wept. Instead I danced for Joy. It meant I’d met a milestone.


Writing is one of the great activities anyone can do anytime anywhere. A friend curls up with her yellow legal pad and hot tea. Another opens her laptop, stretches luxuriantly in the sun tapping away life on the electronic page.


For me? When my friend made that statement it ended years…no DECADES…no a LIFETIME of wondering. You see I’ve always written stories, fiction, romance, mystery, intrigue, poetry. Not always well admittedly but always looking to be better. When I first went ‘public’ with writing (this little blog) a few years ago it was like a little girl learning to ride a bike all over again. Wobbly. Embarrassing.


Hovering over the ‘Publish” button, I thought ‘who would read this anyway?’ For some unknown to human kind reason when it came to blogging I couldn’t quite seems to get the hang, the rules, the meter.

Yet in obedience, press away have I. For years now. The funny part is-now I write the way I always have. Fewer words (usually 🙂 ) more succinct, to the point.

Who knew that was the ‘right way’ all the time? How about you? Do you have a style? A favorite place to write? (…a writing fear?…critics perhaps?) Love to hear about it!


Linking up with Lisa JoThe Gypsy Mama and the girls for 5 Minute Friday.  5 Minutes, no edits or re-writes and love the ones that came before you. Topic is Writing. Go figure!

Want to join the FMF Party?  We receive a word each week, then write for five minutes flat. Fun!
 An amazing group of talented Wise writer type People. You really should stop by:
Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…
Now GO on over and check out the community.
Five Minute Friday
Thanks for stopping by!

7 Replies to “Writer Here, Writer There – Five Minute Friday”

  1. and at the heart of it all, aren’t well all just little girls waiting to be seen, to be heard… and HERE you are. sharing bravely, telling the story, and owning every word. tis beautiful!

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  2. I would hover over the “Publish” button too! And just when I’m about to psych myself out, I say, “Nobody’s gonna read this anyway. Publish!” Hahaha 🙂 And then creepy crawly fears and apprehension creep in, tempting me to delete that embarrassingly honest post. But that’s all part of being a writer. Visiting you from Five Minute Friday!


  3. Wonderful post. I don’t know if I have a writing style. Lately I have been so busy my writing style was just plain non existent. Now with a few more things off of the schedule, I am praying to really give it all to God and let Him take over. Thanks for sharing your words and walk. I really enjoyed your post for today’s five minute Friday!


  4. Visiting from FMF. Funny…I just edited a post from quite a while back because of wordiness. Who knew less was more? Congrats on staying with it long enough to improve. I’m trying to do the same. Blessings…


  5. I have had the interest to write since a child with a journal. My brother, who is a professor, always has journal-ed. He was considered ‘slow’ in his classes with teachers who marked all over his papers, “Messy!” and big X’s through his mistakes. He started running, lost a little weight in middle school and saw nature in his runs. It is a wonderful and magical story, since he found out he was learning disabled, which just meant he had strengths and weaknesses! I feel writing for him kept him going, was great for his mind to not dwell on the present but the future instead! Writing is awesome and wonderful! I love that people of diverse backgrounds connect on wordpress and am thankful for a place to write down my thoughts and share feelings with some who are ‘like minded!’ Smiles, Robin


    1. I Love that your Brother found himself in running and Writing! Writing (&reading) truly is a magical space. You do it so well yourself, Robin. Smiles Back on this Lovely Springy Sunshine Saturday.

      (side note I must make- as a Teacher I totally ‘understand’ the belief by some that guilt, shame, control & coupled with tight parameters of measuring progress are ways to prepare children for ‘real life’. as a TEACHER I totally disagree by the way. The way to teach and encourage children is just as you described…Dig Deep to guide them to find & encourage their strengths & dig deeper to discover & correct (if possible) what’s holding them back.Teach them accommodations adaptations & give them their Voice about their strengths. Clearly he had some Winner Teachers-Mentors at some point? Very likely you and your parents. “Forgetting what lies behind I press on toward the Goal.” Philippians 3:13 Amen, Sistah!


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