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You, Storytellers of the Blue World – a guest post for Writers in the Storm

Today, I’m a contributor over on the wonderful writers site, Writers in the Storm. If you haven’t already found this resource, go check them out!

I’m talking about being in the in-between spaces and how hard that can be for writers – for anyone! You might be surprised by my conclusions…

I’d love to hear your thoughts on writing from the Blue World! Leave me a comment.

photo credit: Daylight Moon via photopin (license)

Here’s the link for the post. You, Storytellers of the Blue World

xo

March 20, 2015 - 2:50 pm

admin - Hi, Joe. Thanks so much for your kind response. I’m so glad to know it was an encouragement to you and your writing journey. :)

March 20, 2015 - 4:20 am

Joe Marusic - Wow! I just took a break from the story I’m writing and read “You, Storytellers of the Blue World.” The title of my first collection of poems used “Blue” as one of the words. After I read your post, I felt like someone who had been floating alone in the blue being taken by the hand and told, “Come with us.” Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece which resonates deeply with so many of us.

Rona Sets the Bar!

Author Rona Simmons has done something that has set the bar impossibly high for me. She wrote a blog and told the world about the little stuff I try to do as I come to the page every day. And whether she knows it or not, she’s encouraged me with this piece.

Rona poked me with a stick and whispered to keep at it. And I hope what she’s written will be an encouragement to a TON of other, better, more prolific or struggling or beginning writers out there. Those who pray for their publishing contracts to come through or those who go without recognition. Those who blog and those who journal. Those who want to see their words in print and those who write in secret to heal a broken heart. For all of us, for the million things we do to help along a friend or a sister or a mama who is trying to find the way to tell her stories.

What Rona says loud and clear in this blog (not just in her post about me but all the women she writes about), is this:

What you’re doing, it matters.

(If you want to read her post, click here for the link. FOLLOW this fantastic blog about women leading creative lives! And LEAVE AN ENCOURAGING COMMENT FOR RONA!)

****AND, I’d like to bring some attention to a post she ran a few weeks before this one, featuring the lovely and brilliant Soniah Kamal! Click here to read that piece – A Suitable Woman.****

Meeting Rona has been one of the gifts of my writing this year. I hope you’ll all rush out and pick up a couple of copies of her books. Drop by her website and see what she’s up to. She’s inspiring!

 

To make it easy, here are her links:

website: http://www.ronasimmons.com/;

blog: http://womenatword.wordpress.com;

twitter: http://twitter.com/rona_simmons

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rona-Simmons-Writer-and-Author

book trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBxj_gdb7w

 

 

 

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