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Hello ladies,

I feel like a peeping Tom coming to this site, but since Yana is a friend, I visit and keep up appearances as a gentleman.

This post is about releasing your inner self through writing. Women are very good as this, as the literary world can attest. So how do you do it?

You can take any subject, but then you have to apply your own passion to it. What results is an expression that is unique. Readers see this and they appreciate the honesty. New writers typically try to be someone else they think will impress their readers. That doesn’t work well. Why? Because you aren't that person, so your words spew lies in the readers ears. They don't trust your words. They stop reading. So what can you do?

Write short stories with passion and feel the release of your inner being. It's like a give birth to something, which is a way you can relate to what I'm saying, and not as painful as you might think. What you come away with is a way to connect with other people. These stories can become the foundation of a writing career, a library of book ideas, or maybe something to leave behind for grandkids.

Another thing to think about as you begin writing seriously for the first time is the variety you should consider. Write poems; try Haiku, or song verses. Embellish email with more expressive ideas, but write everything with the thought in the back of your mind to express yourself with passion for the ideas. You'll find all creative arts are closely related. Writing is just one more way to get release from the backpressure of things you want to say. So how do I start?

May I suggest that you start a blog? Another place that is fun to test the water without retribution is writing something for my author's forum Fox & Quill. It's an open format and a nice place to get feedback from other writers. If you are daring, go and check it out.

John Wolf
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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 17, 2008
    • I really enjoyed your blog. And, I went to your website, what a great place. I enjoyed poking around there. Great ideas for getting started. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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      Largolobo wrote Sep 17, 2008
    • Thanks for checking out the sites and blog. It’s all about networking when you are an independent writer. I tend to rant on the blog to gain attention, just like a spoiled little boy, but that’s the idea, to get a response.

      This electronic media can be a slave-driver. I spend most of the day typing in various boxes and clicking. In fact, I’ve worn out a keyboard! The paint on the M and N keys went first. I wonder what that means?


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