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Writers Write (or that’s what ‘they’ say)



Writers write or that’s what ‘they’ say.

But do ‘they’ understand how difficult it is to put your thoughts on paper; to open yourself to the scrutiny of everyone’s opinion?

Do ‘they’ know the awkwardness of baring your soul to people who may not appreciate the inner workings of your mind; who do not see the world the way you do or taste the bitter sweetness of life with a palate filled with words?

Do ‘they’ know the nagging pain of a story, song or poetic verse stuck in the hollow confines of your chest begging to be freed; begging to be released in the world like ink spilling from a pen?

Do ‘they’ know how hard it is to constrain a soul consumed with imagery, and intimately engaged in a desperate love affair with the written word?

Writers must write.
Like singers must sing.
Like artists must create.
Like dancers must dance.
Like lovers must love.

Do ‘they’ know? Do ‘they’ truly understand?

By Michelle D. Jackson, Author of The Heart of A Man. Follow her on Facebook at @AuthorMichelleDJackson.


The Sun on My Face


Two hours into my four hour trip from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, just after picking up my first cup of Starbucks hot chocolate, I realize something amazing about my life. Unlike the countless years I spent wondering about my career and all the things I wanted to achieve in my lifetime, I finally accepted that what truly makes me happy is feeling the sun shine on my face.

How about that!

This sun I speak of isn’t the star at the center of the solar system. It is the warmth created by living beyond the shadows of your dreams and basking in the comfort of all God destined your life to be. It is embracing the things you care about the most and accepting what you cannot change. It is feeling excited about the day for no other reason than the fact that you will do one thing, no matter how big or small, that you truly enjoy.

For me it is writing.

Whether it’s the perfect email, the perfect letter, the perfect blog post or the perfect next chapter, writing is my kiss of sunshine and hopefully, throughout my lifetime, it will always be a perfect love.

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