I can say with all humility, I am not your typical writer or author. I was born a "country girl" in rural North Carolina and that is my heritage. I have a southern accent and proud of it! I am the youngest of three, with a sister and brother. Our parents were honest and hard-working. My sibilings and I grew up with parents who loved us. We learned the value of a dollar and the value of hard work, gratitude and honesty. We learned to care for ourselves and others and to always do our best. Education was hard to come by with our background but all of us returned to college as adults. We have all been successful in our own areas. There is no substitute for hard work and determination.
People often ask me how I learned to write. While you need to study the English language and understand the mechanics as well as the use of "similies" and "metaphors" I do feel one learns to write best by reading. After learning the basics of your education, every quality piece of writing you encounter can be your teacher. You can literally learn and be molded by those who came before you. Reading is a free education in writing as well as many things to anyone who wants to partake. In addition to that, you must put yourself wholeheartedly into what you write. Don't be afraid to write what you want and do it the way you want. I'm my own person and I write that way. Writing and publishing isn't as easy at it appears and stepping out and owning up to your own thoughts and ideas is what it is all about.
One of the hardest things you can do is to have the courage to step out on your own. I stepped out of my comfort zone to bring you the titles that I have. I have laughed and cried along the way. If you have a passion to write or create anything at all, I encourage you to begin. There is never a time like now.
As the song says: when the music starts.... "I hope you'll dance...."
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