For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Shining your light!


Sadly, this week I had news of another subscriber who has passed away. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by her family and I know I will miss her cheery letters as well as her submissions.

A member of her family rang to tell me and told me how surprised they’d been to find a hundred or more poems she’d written as well as copies of Positive Words. They didn’t know she’d been writing. I am sure they will enjoy reading them all but, sadly, won’t be able to tell her how much they enjoy them or how proud they are of her.

Many writers tell me their families are not interested in their work (some even quite scornful!!) and others keep their writing a secret thinking it’s not important.

Shine your light! Some will scorn but others will be amazed at your talent 🙂



Comments on: "Shining your light!" (4)

  1. I agree with you totally on this. You just have to get out there. Some thick skin might be needed but on the whole it puts self doubt to bed and so much nicer to have it happen whilst you can enjoy it.

  2. It is sad that this lady’s family have only discovered her interest in and love of writing after she has gone. I hope that they do now appreciate what she wrote, but as you say, they can’t tell her now. 😦

    • In this case I think perhaps the lady was much loved but hadn’t mentioned it to her family, perhaps because she didn’t think it was important. I got the impression they were very proud of her but disappointed they couldn’t tell her. Very sad.
      Unfortunately, there are others who do tell their families but they don’t get any positive response and in some cases a little derision. For some, if it’s not the next best-seller making millions it doesn’t count 😦

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