Writing, Relationships, and Holiday Whohaw!

As I write more and more these days, I find myself slowly falling into a new routine with my writing. I write for a few websites and I realize ( Big surprise as everyone who writes says to do this ) having a writing routine keeps me writing.

I had a creative writing professor tell me "Write what you know" and so I throw what I know into poems, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, and just about anything else. I place my characters into parts of what I know, places I know, and feelings I know.

I have taught workshops on creative writing. I have taught writing workshops, lead writing groups, and all around read pretty much everything on what anyone ever said about writing. I am not an expert, but I know reading all genre of books helps my writing.

Writing is cathartic in getting past grief, in healing broken hearts, and basically dumping everything into the page. Writing helps us move past, deal with, and help others. Our words, our stories, if we are lucky touch someone else and help heal them as well.

My relationships have strengthened with numerous writing friends. I meet with other writers regularly, I attend writing conferences, and I submit my pieces online through my editors. All of these relationships help with my writing. At first it is scary sending your words out, but it is worth it. Yes you should write for you first, but if you send your words out into the world, others will respond. They may not always like or agree with our words, but they do read them. If we focus on the story and not the end result, say publishing, then our writing will be strong and stand alone. It can handle critique.

With the holidays fast approaching writing sometimes takes a back seat, but honestly with a writing routine this year I hope I am able to write right through the season. So many new stories will happen with family and friends gathering, but in the end it is my life, my stories, and my choice if I write them to share or not.

I hope this post finds you well. I will start back up my photo writing prompts in January. With the holidays I am leaving it for right now. I hope though you find your own stories to write. If you are interested in being a guest on my blog please leave a message and I will get back with you.

Happy writing to you all and happy holiday season,
your story teller/poet

  Photo by Pixabay.com  This is the Wiesbaden German Christmas Market which is where I used to live many moons ago :D


  1. Wonderful post, Deb. I think the arts as a whole can be so therapeutic in so many ways. Keep gathering those stories! I wish you a very happy holiday season!

    1. thank you Susan, Merry Christmas to you as well!!

  2. Yes, please keep it up. I value your voice!

    1. Naomi, how nice of you to say. Happy Holidays and thank you for stopping by :D


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