Thursday, February 17, 2011

She Writes, I Write

I write because I think in words, I photograph because I see things framed in my mind and try to capture that with a lens and digital eye.  We write because the words must be let out, either through pen or keyboard, through tears or blood.  We write, we share and we are She Writes!  Won't you join us on this B&W Blogger Ball?






I have been writing as long as I can remember - hunched over an old typewriter in the lamplight as a pre-teen, scribbling in countless notebooks and scraps of paper.  I've been enjoying the written word as long as I can remember, immersing myself in a finely crafted poem, a wonderfully wrought story or a rocket roller coaster thriller!  I strive to be one of those writers who leave little shadows of their words along the path for others to find for inspiration, for courage and for fun.

I am a poet, a columnist, a blogger and a trouble maker.  I share my scars, my dreams and my faith.  I'm working on my novel and my second book of poetry.  I'm finding a sisterhood of writing at She Writes that I invite you to investigate and join!

If you are on She Writes and we haven't met yet, thanks for stopping by!  If you like you can learn more about me at my other blogs:
Scarred-Seeker
Strawberry Roan
Chore Time
and of course here on Mystic Mom.

Be brightly blessed and may your words have wings!

I know Meg wanted a bit of advice, and all I can share is from my own experience, and that is to keep writing, keep crafting.  Seek writers who you can build friendships with, who respect your work and learn from each other, lean on each other and have closed bitch sessions when needed.  Write! Write! Even if it stays in draft form for a long time you captured the words and gave them a home.

27 comments:

chris weigand said...

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks interesting. I'll be dropping in to check it out more thouroughly.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming by Chris...!!

cathykozak said...

Happy SheWrites blog hop. Just winding down my day of dancing (I'm sure to be sore tomorrow!) but wanted to check the list of dancers one last time. I'll visit again when the dance finally winds down ;)

Fi said...

Found you through the SheWrites blog hop. That's great advice. Will check out your other blogs too. Blessed be, Mystic Mom.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming by Cathy and Fi! It has been a fun blog hop.

Deborah said...

Love the photo almost as much as your wise words about writing. Glad to have had the chance to find you!

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks Deborah, I loved doing that photo! I was getting looks when I was craned up to the trees, everyone was wondering what I saw, not realizing it was just the trees! Glad you stopped,or hopped, by!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

I love your blog description. I believe in honest and just a little bit of trouble making - it's how we learn and grow! I also love your integrating writing and photography - two of my passions!

Hope you visit me, I look forward to reading more from you!

All the best,
Meryl
www.departingthetext.blogspot.com

Mystic_Mom said...

Meryl, I just popped by your blog, anyone who knows and appreciates Scieszka is okay in my books! Will enjoy going back and thanks for stopping by on the blog hop!

Janel said...

Sometimes just getting those words out of our heads and onto the paper is the hardest part! Love the picture. :)

Meg Waite Clayton said...

>I am a poet, a columnist, a blogger and a trouble maker. I share my scars, my dreams and my faith.

Oh, this is lovely! as is the photo.

Meg

Mystic_Mom said...

thanks for stopping by Janel...and I'm glad you liked the photo and my words.

Great that you came over Meg...thanks for hosting the hop! I'm glad you liked my words and my photo.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Hi! Hopping in from SheWrites.

"I strive to be one of those writers who leave little shadows of their words along the path for others to find for inspiration, for courage and for fun."

I love the imagery! It captures what writers truly aspire for. :)

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming by Samantha...I appreciate that you took the time to read and then comment.

Brenda Kezar said...

Another SheWriter here!

You summed up the best advice perfectly: "Write! Write!" It's what we all need to do, and what we (a lot of times) seem to put lowest on the priority list!

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks Brenda for coming, or rather, hopping over!

M Kathy Brown said...

Hi Mystic_Mom!
I noticed you came by my site early in the hop - so early, in fact, I didn't even have my She Writes' welcome post done yet. lol If you get a chance, stop back to see what I wrote just for us She Writes' bloggers :~)

Like your tips/suggestions, Shanyn. We do all need one another. At different times and for changing reasons. Thx!

Mystic_Mom said...

Kathy, thanks for coming by, and I went back for your Blog Hop post to leave some love as well...hope to see you again soon!! Keep writing...

Deborah Swift said...

Another blog-hopper here,I'll be back to check out your blog in a bit more depth when I've whizzed round them all. Love the title of your blog too.

Sybil Nelson said...

Thanks for the tip. With all the promoting I've been doing, my writing has been taking a back seat. I need to get back to it.

Mystic_Mom said...

Deborah - great to see you. Thanks and do let me know what you think when you come back and tour some more!

Sybil - it can be hard to put our writing first when so many other needs shout louder than our need to create and be creative.

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a little late for the hop I'm so glad to have found your site, great post. I love your blog and I'm glad we share an interest in animal rescue issues, I look forward to following. :)

Mystic_Mom said...

Hi Julie! Better late than never :-) thanks for coming by! I'm looking forward to chatting about animals and rescue with you one day.

RYCJ/Author, Publisher said...

Great Tip!!! Writers must support each other. I'll have to check back. Like your style.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by, I'll have to come by your place for a longer visit!

Julie said...

Hi again! Just wanted to let you know I awarded you with the One Lovely Blog award, I think your site is great.

http://julieflanders.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-blog-award.html

Mystic_Mom said...

Julie, thank you for my first award...and I'll pass it on! Bright blessings!

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