Gypsy's Travels


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Writing

I am a compulsive writer and have been since chidhood. It is not something I really thought about, but it was always there....hovering....in the back of my mind. Writing is simple. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen or pencil, and a thought or idea. Actually, you don't even need the paper & pen. A lot of writing is done in my head, then lost to obllivion. It is better to write it down when you think it, no matter how imperfect it seems. It can be redone later.

Of course, GOOD writing is another story. There are books on writing and I certainly don't consider myself an expert or want to wander into that field. I write for the pure pleasure of putting my words and ideas on paper....and.... because I must. I try to share the joy of writing by teaching memoir writing at Senior University and, especially, writing with a group of kindred souls who want to get their personal stories on paper. Anyone can write - to share their memories, for personal pleasure, or for therapeutic reasons. There are many more reasons and I feel compelled by more than one.

My SIL, M.E., is an accomplished writer who actually shows a profit for her efforts. Check out some of her publications: Science Fast Facts: Animals, Human Body, Insects and Arachnids, Oceanography, Solar System, Weather. She is a constant inspiration to me and ably aided by my BIL, UD.

I am pleased to share a few of my stories:

I write because I must, but I can't help but wonder if it will provide a window into my world for future generations of my family.

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