To be a writer of dreams, fantasy and the too real reality.
Once a need, now a desire.
Inspiration is a sly lover -
leaving me breathless, hurried and totally exhausted by stories end!
I write what I can, when I can and sometimes go for long periods of not writing at all.
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Thank you Pamela, for the invitation to join your group. I do have a passion for writing, and inspiration comes from many different emotions sparked by realities in life, dreams, and many times simply solitude and meditation on spiritual thoughts.
I equally enjoy reading others writings, and believe that we each can take from them inspiring thoughts and feelings and truly appreciate the thoughts and feelings of others. Writing ones own thoughts into verse, as well as reading those of others is a gift to give and recieve. It's a special feeling to share the perceptions of writings as well. I've always been facinated that the reader may percieve something completely different from that which the writer was feeling and thinking.
Thank you again for the invite~
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I am Tamara and i am a medic in the moment i am in Iraq .I love to write poems and i have diffrent styles.Nice to be here
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Thank you, Pamela... April 10, 2005 11:30 PM
Thank you for the invitation... AND... for creating the type of group I am looking forward to being a part of... *slight bow & a kiss to your right palm and then your left palm*
I have enjoyed your writing for quite awhile now... so I know this group will attract and encourage other creative, artistic, and loving souls to find this place. I love the Name of the Group.. already!
"Tell me how you feel... and what you think.. and dream... I am always interested in that" ~ Wiz Whumple
Until next we meet...
~ Christopher in Texas
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i am new in this group and i enjoy writing about love, my emotions, things going on in the real world, and people that are going through a hard time...i have always been a very passionate writer although i am so young...i hope i find this place as inspiring as it could possibly be...i am looking forward to writing for everybody here....
Saw this group as I was passing through and had to join! I am an avid writer and have been so since I was 15. My poetry is usally short, not usually sweet (although it can be), but is always to the point!
Hello everyone!Eric Fletcher invite me here and I really like it.I'm not a poet but I love poetry.I enjoy reading.Maybe,some day I'll try to write something and share it with you.Nice to be here...It looks like very warm place.Like home...
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I am Stephanie. I used to write all of the time, on napkins in night clubs, on the inside of my hand, where ever I could put it until later. I wrote everything. I wrote poems, short stories, essays, what ever. But lately, I have been really lacking inspiration. I don't know what happened. I am here to hopefully find myself waking up at 3 am again with the perfect story. It has been a long time since that happened to me.
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I'm Nikki and I'm 32 years old. I'm single and live in SE Michigan.
I love to write. It's my biggest passion, yet I rarely share my work with anyone. I'll share some poetry with you eventually, but I can't hold a candle to the likes of Eric and Heather. I write short stories too, but I have yet to finish one. (Bad me.) Unfortunately, most of my poetry is on the sad side. When I'm down in the dumps, it inspires me the most to write. I wish I could write about happy things, but it usually doesn't work out that way.
Greetings All! Thx for the invite Eric...this looks like a great group....my writings have been sparse and few between...I have been getting much encouragement from friends & luvved ones to write more...time will tell....
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I am glad to meet you all. it is wonderful to see so many new faces and old friends in the same place. I hope to get to know you all and maybe we can share some wonderful time writing together and sharing our individual arts!!
My name is Eric. I am a freelancer, writer and poet from Colorado. I love writing! I would have to say that I enjoy writing history and love! For me, emotion is key to anything and everything I write, maybe one of these days I will get it right!! Who knows. Anything can happen!! That is what makes life so much fun!! I am currently working on one romance and a fantasy romance set in ancient Scotland. I hope to have the first one finished and ready for publication by year's end. Lately I have had a couple of people tell me that I should put together a collection of poems for publication but I am not sure. What do you think?
I am glad to be a part of such a wonderful group and I hope tht we will be able to share our thoughts and ideas with one another, giving one another support and maybe we can even get together and do some Writing From the Heart!!
I guess it's time that I should tell you about myself. I am a published author of three romantic fiction books and a published poet. At the present time I am working on my fourth novel that is a paranormal / timetravel that takes place in Scotland.
Writing means the world to me. I love to write and love to read a good book. I am a big fan of poetry and love to read all forms of it.
I made this group so anyone could write and share their words of love and inner passion, their inner desire to express theirselves through the wriiten word. Love isn't just feelings people have. Love is all around us in nature, animals, to name a few.
I asked Eric to help me with hosting this group because I think he has the ability to help me to make this an awesome place for you. It is his and my hope to make this group the best it can be.
If anyone has any ideas that would be of help to Eric and I please contact us. Have a question or two? Ask away.
Please enjoy your time here. Write from the heart, read for the heart, and let the heart grow.
I am so thrilled to see so many people who share the same passion as me. Eric, you rock, thanks for yet another outstanding group suggesstion and yes, you ought to compile those poems and seek publication! Hello to Pamela,Mary, Nikki, Stephanie,Tina, Heather, Sunshine, Christopher, Tamara (kudos to you in Iraq) Maggie and Katherine. I am so looking forward to reading all of your works. My writing subjects are infinite and I have not settled on any particular genre. I have written for children and I've written erotica, I've written poetry, short stories, interviewed,songs,and am currently working on a vampire novel..sounds cliche I know, however I am hoping it becomes anything but. I love to read as well..I am such a sucker for a good story or anything , my head needs to be fed, has a voracious appetite. In fact I fully intend to live the entire hundred years or more so that I may read as much as I can cram in during that time and hope I publish and can share as much of my work in the interim. I need to write daily , its that desire to create, its the pull of the mind to misbehave. Looking forward to this group..much love and bright blessings to all.
Dear Eric,It's your obligation to publish your poems!You own this to your fans(like me and many others).Your poetry is more than good.Thanks to Daniel Rivers I saved them all and I read them over and over again.It's really a gift from Heaven!
Sign me in,Nikki!You're my man....woman...whatever.....Anyway,we agreed in one thing-his poetry is to good to be hiden.So,what shell we do?Send him 1000 green stars,send him 1000 chocolates...Come on,Eric!!!I know you can hear us!
I love writing poetry..i write about..anything actually..i just write what i feel like writing..i started composing my own poems when I was 15..I'm sure glad to be part of this group!
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I want to write to inspire people to go for their dreams and make this world a better place. I tend to write songs, but am currently working on a childrens book about natural healing and power - its an adventure story.
I am impressed, Ana! Journaling is an art that is being rapidly lost in the modern world and in my opinion it is one of the more difficult types of writing, even if only for your own personal pleasure and/or use! It takes a commitment that is lacking in most writers (Admit it! We all know it!! ) and it not only requires of you to record the occurances of a day but how those occurances affected you and made you feel. It makes you look deeply within yourself and that, my friend, is not easy for anyone to do!! I commend you!! Keep up the good work, Ana!!
There is so much talent in this room that we could start our own Writer's Guild!!
I am glad to meet you all and to hear of the writing that you enjoy. Each and every one of us has a special way of expressing ourselve's and temporarily quieting that muse that haunts us and prompts us to put our words on paper or computer. We have novelists, poets, journalists and many others.
Expressing yourself is most often not an easy thing to do and can be very personal and to many, very private, but to be able to step out of the shadows and share your art with others takes a very special and beautiful brand of courage that so few ever have.
A popular US comedian and Host was heard to say: "There are some people who hear voices and sit all day staring at the walls. They call these people insane and commit them. There is yet another group of people that do the same thing. They call these people writers!"
It is so true. If there are any of us that have not sat staring at that blank page wondering what to do with it, or come to that block where you feel that you have nothing left to say and sit blankly as you try to pry the words from your soul, then I want to know your secret!! Maybe we could bottle it and make millions!!
The writer's life is not an easy one, but for those of us who have felt that calling and follow our hearts onto the printed page, there is nothing else that we would rather do. There is no other life that we would have and we will be satisfied with nothing else. True enough, not all of us will write professionally, but our writing will forever be a giant part of our lives.
So to all of the other lunatics in this blessed asylum, I give you much praise for the work that you do, the pain and humiliation that you endure for your art, the words that you put down for others to read and the emotions that you tear from your hearts and souls! We are a special breed of people that none but another writer can ever understand. Let us band together here to help one another out, to share our pain and fear, to console one another and to aid one another with helpful and constructive criticism never tearing another down but only building them up. We nut-cases have to stick together, you know!!
PS I will never reveal my weakness! Muahahahahahahahaha!
sorry i wrote this song whenI was feeling resticted by my environment and people. This song was not drected at anyone, ut was just to help me release my anger and to have some hope. I am sure most of you have experienced people and the environment getting you down.
I would just like to say that the writing in this group is amazing and inspiring and puts me to shame!
Thanks for letting me join. I am a romantic at heart, always have been . I write but no one sees it!I live in west Texas,have 3 dogs,several cats,seems like more every day,but thats ok!!
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I am amazed! I had no idea just how fast this group would grow. What an awesome group of talented people we are. Our styles of writing may be different but that makes us all the more special. Every poem I have read in here touched me in a special way. You all rock!!! Thank you all for your beautiful words.
Hello Pamela - I am finally here - it feels like home already!
My lone life-long ambition -practically the lone I have- has always been to write - to touch others via my words, this way with them that I have had for as long as I can remember and that which is, without a shadow of a doubt, my God-given talent...!
It will be great to share on that passion with others equally as passionate about it - I certainly know that you are, Lady Waller!
My name is Lisa and I'm a writer ( oaky, that sounded like I was at a AA meeting, ooh WA, learning to channel the Muse) I've written and published Erotica and used to do poems when I was younger, but I haven't actually tried to distill my emotions into a lyric form like poetry for some time.
I also published a nonfiction Guide to Collecting Paranormal Romances in 96.
Currently I'm hip deep in Fay and Elf research for a Urban fantasy/Romance. Of course I could get so distracted by research I forget to write the actual book.. It's happened before<G>
Thanks Eric for inviting me to join and I hope we all learn and teach each other some things about this madness called writing.
Your in a relationship You think WOW i have a great partner.
Then after awhile things start falling apart. There is so many mixed feeling with in you.
As a lady you start feeling your wanted,loved,or needed You feel empty inside
The one's you love Just take you for granted They treat you like your a nobody.
You are walked on & used. You just keep thinking " What am i doing wrong" You try alittle harder.
Then you realize that you have had enough Your tired of the guilt Your sad because other's are being used To make to give up on the hope's & dream's you have.
Then one day you wake up & decided enough with all of this. You have to do what make's you happy within your heart.
You decide that no more guilt trip's No more using other's to get over one you. You finally realize that your happiness is very important to yourself.
The 1st one who come's before anyone is God The 2nd is the love that's within the lady. She has to learn to love herself & respect herself.
A person has to have love , hope ,faith & understanding. Life to to precious to let other's controll your life. You have to make yourself happy. Just don't ever settle for just ok
P.S. If a children & grandchildren have to be used to controll a person to get what you want. Then i feel sorry for people have to go to great length's to do this. To the one's they say the Love so much.
Children need love & hope & understanding. They sure don't need negetivness in there live's Then they might grow up feeling there not good enough
Most children do the wrong to gain the only love they know. To be put down from other adults. You will never be nothing or have nothing .
What happen to saying I LOVE YOU I'm very proud of what you are doing. You have do a super job.
I know just how this feels. I lived it for years then said to myself that enough was enough. I left and went on with my life. It's the best thing that ever happened to me. Now I know I should have done it years ago. But I stayed because of my kids. Now they are all grown up and on their own. Thanks for posting this!
Hi this is María...l´m new here and entered this group because of its beautiful name...l Congratulations to all of you so many beautiful thing posted....l´m kinda romantic but same time realistic would like to suggest if we could talk about dreams .....
Love life....married ...in love with the Lord....4 beautiful children...friends....just an ordinary lady....looking for true friends
for the invite,Most of what i do is sorrowful writings and mostly in bits and pieces as it takes awhile to put things together,sometimes there are poems,and one of these days i would like to try writing sci-fi or Fantasy books.
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I'm 52 (nearly 53) Scottish but live in Australia. i was studying but have decided I want to write novels so need the time for that. I have several ideas brewing away in my head and once I've had some surgery and got it out the way I'll pick one and get started.
In the meantime I'm trying short stories and even write poetry too as a means to loosen up my literary muscles. I also attend any workshops I can as a means to help the thought processes.
So many people have studied about dreams....so many philosophers and poets and writers and so on...Now quantic..(sorry my awful spelling...) phisics say that every mollecula moves...we can´t see it....but the desk, the computer is moving! lol....so wouldnt be dreams reality and reality dreams??
My name is Pam and I am new to this group. I love writing short stories and haikus. I'm not all that great at them but I still enjoy it. Please introduce yoruself to me, I would really like to meet some new people.
Welcome to all of you! Hello to Dragon, Linda, Maria Maria, Joyce, Lisa, Pam A., Silent Eyes, Nikki, Theresa, Ron M and all of you. It is so good to see so many old friends in here as well as so many beautiful new friends. Pamela has created a wonderful group here and I know that you will all be comfortable in the writing home that she has built for us. My friend Tina "...it is warm here, like home.". How right she is. Thank you for this wonderful Home Pamela. 90 family members so far and growing! My, but isn't the breakfast table going to be crowded!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
You are all so wonderful and I can't wait to read your writing!! Speaking of which, Mr. Moon!! I have heard tell that you are able to write and I think you ought to share it with the rest of this family!! Same goes for you, Theresa, quit hiding in the shadows back there!! There are so many talented people here (Approximately 90 so far) and I am hoping that all of you will share your talents. They are beautiful talents and deserve to be seen. Some of us have published and some of us are just waiting in the wings ready to burst forth at any moment.
No one needs to be worried or frightened to share their writings here. Pamela has created a home for all of us that is filled with encouragement and loving support. She has made it clear that there will be no judgement or condemnation. She is a wonderful founder and host! Thank you, Pamela, once again from all of us.
Hi All, I would just like to say a Big Thank You for joining the group and for all those posts. I can't believe how creative and talented everyone is. I haven't found one poem, essay or story that was not good. You guys just rock with beautiful talent. Please keep it up. I love reading all of it. I might of made this place up for us but you all are the cause of it turning into a warm and loving place. Bless each and everyone one of you. I never thought this place would grow so fast and include such wonderful magical writes. I get almost teary just thinking about it.
l want to thank all of you and Pamela specially...l dont have much time but l m waiting to come here to check your writings...They are so nice...that the air you breatht in this group..is so warm and pure...
I wanted to tell everyone how wonderful it is to be a part of this very special group. You are all very kind , and talented friends!! I am blessed to know you all.Thankyou for sharing your work with me.
Thx for invite. I am having troubble writing through emotional blocks and what I neeed to write down is very serious. Because of chronic illness & brain body damage the last from malpractice I have been denied my care diagnosis and treatment rights because I can't afford a huge law firm and they don't want it on the hosptial/my records.
I started writing more a few weeks back, often bedridden, and was SCREAMING FOR A PLACE TO GO FOR HELP THROU THIS to MOVE THROUGH IT. I had to take a break and went to bed. I find myself keep distracting myself conciously and uncousiouly from writing it all down it is so tramatic and still "living in it". I can barely handle what is going on still (or not going on like the medical help I need and being denied) let alone right about it all, and the massive abuse and collusion.
It needs to get out and documented, typinghard for me and don't like my voice to print software, crummy version, so can only type for so long don't knw when and same with brain, severe cognitive problems and on off like switch or different levels of ability to perceive, respond, type, get the right word, remember, etc and never know when or how long.
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I keep telling myself as someone here suggested to stay of Care2 for awhile and concentrate on MY NEEDS and get it written down asap. Copy & paste easier for me..........that's how I post group to group and loose my FOCUS AGAIN.
Ok, will have to police myself and not doing good job so far, to stay away from Care2 or only those that can help ME for now, like this site.
May come yelling at any time for help. It has been suggested I write in the 3rd person to make it easier & force myself through the emotional blocks, but there are so many and so much abuse I relive it each time, it's horrible.
Any more sugguestions are welcome, good to see some friends here already.
I am so sorry for your terrible health troubles. I went through a terrible 3 years of my life and my writing is what kept me from going insane. It saved me. Writer's block is really hard to deal with as I have had it many times. I found that when I get it I switch to writing poetry for a while till I can write on my manuscript again. Sometimes stepping away from the project helps for a bit helps. Maybe you should try to write on a different subject or form till the best ideas come in your mind for this subject you want to write about. My very best to you and once again, Welcome!
thx for the wlecome however it is DOCUMENTING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME ESPECIALLY THE PAST 2 YEARS AND PRIOR SINCE CFS.FM I am overwhelmed on a daily basis most bed spent & often tramtic as seizures almost daily don't exist on hosptial records either and positive eeg disappeared.
Writing about something else, well used to do that after my prayer rounds.mneditation and haven't done much of that for over year since seizures, wrote down what came throu uring rounds and the outloet of writing with pen would often just keep going, more like a dumping ground. Need to do that on computer with the emotional barrage and edit after or have someone do for me. Keep putting it off or start and block after block after block I have been so tramatized during th epast 2 years epeateledly.
I think part of me is scared and fear is the worst 4 letter word there is. Scared of writing it out, not of dying. I haven't been able to tap into why yet, except once I do and it's done well, the backlash and the lies, well they are already doing it for 32 years to protect their so called integrity, gee;'s almost got tears in my eyes.
Will be coming back here and calling for help, sometimes even a cool gentle calming period telling me it's ok, it's in the past, saying that I realize it is still going on and by writing it I AM LETTING GO OF IT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, hopefully with some healing attached to the end of that.
thats "well they are already doing it for 2 years to protect their so called integrity for malpractice, negligence, pre mediated collusion & conspiracy, yes there is a book in all this, but the documentation has to get done and out , especiallly if I don't make it, I have learned there re thousands of others this is or has happned to.
I have been part of Care2 for many years way before they had the Care2 connection! Back then I only did the clicks to donate and always use the Care2 E-cards, since there were not as many things going on in Care2 at that time.
I am a new writer as of last year. I am wanting to learn how to be a good writer. I have not taken any writing clasess at all and when I was in High School I couldn't write worth spit!
I am not as eloquent with words as some are, but I try.
I am currently writing a Fantasy novel and write poetry when it comes to me.
Most of what I write seems to have come from dreams or fantasies. A lot of my poetry gets written in my sleep!
I guess you can call me a dreamwriter! I don't know if that is a real term in writing but it appies to me.
My latest poem was written in my mind when I was dreaming. When I was dreaming my mind started making the dream into a poem. Somehow in that dreamstate I knew I needed to write it down. So I woke myself up from the dream so I could write it down.
I keep pen and paper by my bed so I can write it down then go back to sleep. Mind you I was still half asleep when I wrote it down! lol I didn't wake up fully or I would have had a hard time going back to sleep.
I have done this often with poems mostly. Sometimes I do it with a scene I want in my novel. Although then I just take notes so I can remember what my idea of writing it is.
Sometimes though I actually get up and come to the PC and write it at that moment! I get too excited about writing it so that I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep!
It is easier to write down a full poem from a dream and go back to dreaming than it is to write a scene in a novel from a dream.
I am curious if I am the only one who does this! If you are a dreamwriter or know someone who is let me know!
So far only a Childrens Story and one other story have not come from dreams or a fantasy started as a dream.
I feel I write my best poetry in my dreams!
Most of my poetry so far is sort of dark except a few. So I might not have much to post here that is from the heart, unless I write more.
I am a dream writer also. Many of my poems have come from dreams. I use to write the dreams down and then go back to sleep but now when I wake up I find myself making the poem up in my head while I am getting up for the day. Once i am sitting down at the table with my cup of coffee the poem is usually over half written. This usually only happens with my love poems. Glad to have you join us.
I am just a middle aged manic depressive who finds solace in scripting word art. I seldom care while writing if what I write will effect others and how, that is not the cheif reason for my word artistry. Mostly it is just a release of harbored hurts and fears, emotional up heavals of any kind from those mentioned to passions and deepest love. I enjoy writing for the comfort it brings me and hope if it touches you in some small way or brings about a flutter within your soul that you will take the time to say so. I intend to do the same for those whos works I read and absorb. Thank You for your time.
Laterzzzzzz Y'all Just Julie aka Renegade §pirit Cat
A glorious good afternoon to everyone here assembled. What a delight to find a body of kindred spirits who enjoy a love affair with the language..and the awesome wonder of the imaginataion.
My name is Dennis..i'm older than dirt..and I love to paint word pictures. I'd like to post some poetry here from time to time... for the amusement of the group.. and I must admit for my own edification as well.
have a wonderful day everyone.. I wish you all sunshine and smiles and soft breezes.
I'm sorry that it taken me this long to introduce myself. I am very busy as I have an online American Indian/Indigenous Ezine - I love to web design, digital art and graphics, and yes, I love to write! I've been writing all my life and can never imagine writing not being an important part of my life. I have written poems, short stories and editorials. Most of my poetry is related to my Cherokee ancestry. I write best when I am truly touched deep within my soul - or angered, etc. Anyhow, I will try to be as much of a part of this group as I possibly can. Thanks for the invite.
I look forward to seeing some of the things you write. Let Real Life inspire your writing! I do that! Let it just flow out of you when you are very happy or sad. It doesn't matter. Never give up on writing because life tries to get in the way!
I also am a web site bulider and work with images! I just have started a forum too to go along with my main site! A few minutes ago I just linked it to my site Gothic At Heart!
The link is in my profile if you are interested. I know how it is to spend so much time working on your sites it is hard to write!
Maybe that is why I end up doing it in my dreams! lol I really do then wake up and write down the poem! I also just learned how to write some Japanese Haiku from a writing workshop over the weekend. I wrote a Haiku in my sleep too! LOL My teachers thought that was pretty cool that I was doing it in my sleep and just learned how!
Thanks for introducing yourself to us! I look forward to getting to know you!
Hi, I'm Liz. I'm a 17 year old, with a 30 year olds soul. (I
'm mature... lol most of the time). Um, I write about my past and how bad it sucked. But now I have a wonderful girlfriend that gets me through the toughest times. So hopefully I'll be able to write about her more. The first poem I posted her is actaully refering to her ( and her ex she still had a thing for but is with me now.) LONG story. Anyway... If you want, take a look at my profile and message me anytime. put poem group in the title so I know that I should read it first. Thanks,
I'm Dawn.. I used to write much more frequently.. when the depression was at its peak.. Now I rarely write at all.. I just don't have it in me the way I used to.. I have started to attempt it again though.. Only problem is I often keep what I write to myself.. I always find myself comparing my work to everyone elses and it seems I fall short.. So i'm quiet about it..
Dawn, please don't feel your work somehow or another falls short of those things others may script... We all write from within our souls from places no others can travel so no ones work is superior to anothers just different due to the differences in the spirit and outside forces stimulating our desire to write or share.
The more one opens up and is willing to share and absorb the better able they are to perhaps connect with the real creativity they possess. So feel free to share and post any of the works you have done that mean something to you. We are not judgmental and will not cast stones. For in the Creators eyes we all live in a glass house.
Hello Everyone, I seem to write poetry sporadically, usually when I’m experiencing strong feelings about something. But haven't expressed in that way for awhile. I haven’t written stories, but sometimes, when I’m telling about some experience, people will tell me I should write.
Perhaps sharing with you will inspire me. I look forward to the gifts shared by you old poems I may locate or remember or will find myself composing anew.
Thank you Pamela. Its my pleasure to be here amongst such talented and heartfelt writers.
I love to write poetry and song lyrics (i'm a vocalist) but the talent fairy, while sprinkling my sister with that dust ,lost a few stars to the wind and was blown my way. LOL
Writing novels is currently my passion. I am a multi-tasker and have one erotic novel, one comedy, and one movie script in the works. I have started a new thread (hope you all dont mind) sharing my sisters words when she was in high school that paints a thought provoking opportunity regarding the moment of "now" . Zen "BE" and all that thang!
My name is Lavina, when reading my poetry, my heart is in the words, and the meanings are in my thoughts. The most important things to me is... family, friends and life, and my Jimmy-dog, he's a black & white Cocker Spanial!
My Poems From My Heart...
I have Birthday's for the YOUNG and the Elderly~~~~ I have SAD poems and HAPPY ones too. There's Angels, Kitties and Doggies Long walks in the Park and on the Beach My Country and yours and about our FREEDOM too Some on Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden Poems about Family and Friends Some about the Sun,Earth and Sky There's Passion and one about MR. Right Prayers of faith,angels and miracles and A Rose I Picked For You
I write in a variety of genres ~ incl.: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Science Articles, etc. . . . I mostly write for Children (mostly Fiction & Poetry and mostly ages 9-12, but also older & younger) . . . I've had a couple of Poems published and . . . um . . . . . . I think that's all I can think of to say at the moment ~ I tend to have trouble with writer's block (and/or brain block )
Anyway, it's very nice to be here! . . . Thanks for the invitation, Eric! . . . It's nice to see some familiar faces ~ and to meet all the new ones!!
I'll try to stop by as much as I can!! . . . In the meantime, I'll leave you with this ~ it's not mine, but it fits me quite well . . .
~I am the Shadow. I am the Mist. I am the Wind. And my reasons are my own.~
Creative Expression Helps Me Heal May 14, 2005 5:14 PM
Hi, I've been writing since childhood, was recognized for it in school and at home; wrote essays and poems, tried writing short stories and novels, also wrote some songs. In 2001, I began compiling many of the essays I wrote online and off, into a book, which I completed early this year, but haven't published yet. I've also written a poem for a college publication, which surprised me when I got a certificate for it. Last year I also wrote 4 articles for an online magazine called "Audacity Magizine," for the disabled.
Being disabled myself, surviving and healing from abuse, I've come to find creative expression as a wonderful healing tool, for me personally, as well as in my healing work with others. I write about inner awareness, which includes many things. I also enjoy writing fanciful stories, and releasing emotions through my words. I want to focus mainly on working with the disabled, though I wouldn't exclude those who aren't. Offering comfort, solutions, motivation, encouragement, gentle guidance, and friendship, to bring joy, meaning, love, and peace, through personal experience and knowledge, finding creative ways to help others with various healing techniques, encouraging them to use creativity to channel feelings, is my life's pleasure. As I grow and heal, I share what works for me, and hope someone may be inspired to build on those ideas and create something unique just for them. All I do is done with love, because love is all I have.
I've been writing poetry for as long as I can remember. I've tried short stories, & was a lot better at that when I was younger. But I am well known for my poetry. I haven't written anything in a long time, though; nothing has come to me.
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Ariel, So glad to see you have joined this group. The beautiful poems here are so wonderful to read and are enjoyed. I also find writing helps me as I have had to face many problems through my life. Please feel free to post any poems or stories you want. I would love to read them and I know others here would also.
Welcome to this group. I hope you will take the time to post some of your poems here. You say you haven't written in awhile but maybe in time it will come back to you. Writer's block is not fun to deal with. Would love to see some of your poems you have written in the past.
What an excellent write you did. I must tell you that I agree with everything you said. I hope the others in this group will take the time to go read what you wrote. And once again, congrats to you on getting published.
Thanks for the invite/s ... finally made it here. Looks like a nice place to share and learn. Have been writing poetry for a few months now. Enjoying the creative outlet immensely. Mainly spiritual/inspirational with some nature and humour thrown in also.
Elizabeth, I am so glad that you came in here. We have wanted you to belong to our group. Your poems beautiful and I am so thrilled that you can post them in here so the others can read of their beauty.
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Hello, I'm Jon, and I write for myself, but have been published a number of times, so despite how strange I think I am some times, there are obviously equally strnge people, who can appreciate my strangeness.
My nick is Dreamer, so you can think for yourself what kind of writings I am in for to do.Am from Finland, a single mom to two kids and am 47 yo. I have been living a lot abroad, almost the biggest part of my life. I have seen many cultures and many kind of people. That has enriched my life so very much. I am a survivor of many things, and that gives me lots of inspiration to write. I have now been writing in English for 2 years, yet my native language is Finnish, and it is where I am living now, in Finland. I joined my first literary international onlinegroup 2 years ago, till then I wrote occationally in English. My fav. is poetry, the easiest way to express my feelings, my dreams and wishes for a better world. I have also done some short story's and I love challenges.
I was just passing by and I stunned myself wondering why I haven't join this group before, I am member of all the other writers groups here at care2. I think so? I read some stuff here and I saw I will love to be a member here, lots of fantastic writings all around. Thank you Pamela and Eric for having this group and having me
Hello I love the group I see so many of my wonderful friends here
I am Daphne and have been writing poetry for like ever. Seriously since I can remember I have been writing and usually the esoteric or spiritual type. It is an honor and a pleasure to be here and thank you for whom ever invited me I can't remember who it was now.
I just came across this group and had to join it. I write ALOT of love poems from really my heart and over one who inspired me who is not in my life right now. I have always wrote to express my heart felt feelings and could only express them through my writting. To tell you how many would be within the last year I have wrote nearly 3 notebooks full. some or short and some of them are very long. And never knew them to be poetry till I started to share them with a group I am in. And everyone has loved them. I share them when I feel lead. So who knows..
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Hello all, this seems like a wonderful group. I strive to live a life of Love and keep the messages and powers of Love close in my heart. I have been writing poetry since I can remember and my belief in the way of Love comes through in my writing. I can't wait to read what you all are writing and share some of my work as well, if I work up the courage, hehe.
My name is Rocio and I am originally from Spain but lived in Canada for 10 yrs and am now in California as of this year due to my marriage to an American....
I like writing poetry....I used to write more when I was going through the rough spots in my life...I feel that those were my best work...I just started writing again and coincidentally it is one of those low spots....I wish it were reversed and I could write better when I was happy.
I have always wanted to write a book but I'll start and then stop because I don't like the way that the story is developing or the point of view I am telling it from...how do I get past that? Do writers just start writing or is there a plot development put in place before you start writing???
So glad to see you posting here. I will try to answer your question on writing.
I usually have my story all planned out before I start. Writing a book isn't the easiest thing to do. The thought of it to do may sound easy but it isn't. One of my books took me only 2 months to write while another took me 6 months. The one I am doing now I started 2 years a go. I have been dealing with writer's block with this book. That's when my poetry takes over and I am able to still write though in a different form. Everyone is different and handles their writing in other ways. You just got to find the right way for yourself.
here. By way of introductions I am a nobody from nowhere who has friends in low
places. I can't write and I can't type unless two fingers count for much which
I promise you they don't. Did I mention that I can't spell either? I am persistently
unemployed and lie as much as I can get away with so do NOT read my profile
which is accurate. I managed six or seven weeks of college time diminishes the
facts somewhat. I am dumb as a box of rocks (I love the way that sounds). Aside
from the preceding I am pretty much as advertised. If you believe any of this I
have a bridge I am just dying to sell you AND some beach front property ON the
What funny words to introduce yourself, Charlie. I was laughing so hard that I almost spilled my glass of coke on myself. So glad you joined this group and I am looking forward to reading more from you.