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When I first started writing on-line, I felt like I had just stepped off a spaceship into an alien world.

Two years ago, when I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally to the keyboard. My intuitive, imaginative side stayed buried and my logical intellect wrote boring drivel.

I was struggling to start writing again, after raising a large family when I discovered blogs, blogging sites and blogging directories. I snapped to attention. Suddenly, I was thinking up a username, a title for a blog, looking at templates and design and layout. All these activities loosened up my creativity while I sat typing.

It was like an invisible barrier slowly melted, allowing my imagination to bubble up in a stream of written words that felt just as exhilarating as my oral tradition. I was excited to start sharing written stories with other people, people who would read them, respond, comment and give me feed back on what I had written. Within weeks, I was no longer an island but part of a community of other writers who had the very same insecurities and problems as I did.

At first I felt like I had just stepped off a spaceship into an alien world; I did not know how to do anything. Reading directions on-line was useless; I couldn’t understand half the words they used, never mind how to follow their directions.

Early on I read that writers are supportive and unselfishly helpful, rejoicing in each others success and offering free guidance . Well, I discovered that this statement is true. Soon I was confident enough to apply to join blogging communities, then to be a columnist and finally as a writer on ReadWave. If you are tentatively wondering if you will fit in, as a blogger or as a writer on ReadWave, fear not. If a computer illiterate, web dummy and green writer can learn while having loads of fun, you can too. Trust me.

About the Writer

My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By David Torkington on August 04, 2014 at 05:38 pm

Thank you for encouragement for bloggers

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By melanie jean juneau on August 04, 2014 at 06:29 pm

and thank-you to an established author like you, who always takes time for us newbies

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By CarlaKing on October 07, 2015 at 03:21 am

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