Five Minute Friday: Writer

woman-writing-in-diaryIt is time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and her writing community. We write for just five minutes without editing.  It’s like an impromptu speech, but it is impromptu blogging.

This week the word is “writer.”

I am a writer.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing … in diaries, in journals, … poems, theatrical skits, …. magazine articles … eulogies for family members … I am a writer. And when I write, I smile! Because it’s one of the things that I do that makes me feel special and talented. I have a gift for it, you see, and I know it.  With that comes responsibility.  I’m exploring that now.  When one is called to write, she must write!  Whether anyone will ever read or pay to read her writing, write she must.
This putting of pen to paper makes me think that one day I will be noticed for my writing and that people will recognize that I have something worth listening to, something worthy of reading, something valuable that I’ve been able to articulate – beautifully, artistically, and ….
Stop.

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Writer

  1. Writing. It is a gift indeed to be able to share your stories with others through the written word. Thank you for sharing your words and your heart today. Glad I discovered your blog through Five Minute Friday!

    And I love the focus of your blog – Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law. What a great idea for a blog!

  2. Your writing makes me smile, too! I love your thoughts and words here. What a powerful thing to own up to your gift and responsibility as a writer. Thank you for sharing! I am so glad you joined the Five Minute Friday community this week. Write on, write on!

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