Hello, my name is Ana. Welcome to my blog! I started this blog to motivate myself to write every day. I embarked on a writing journey to find out all I could about the writing world. There are a lot of techniques and ways to write. However, I enjoy writing because it allows me to share my feelings, experiences, inspirational/motivational things, personal interest stories, as well as writing information, with others. My goal is to write a daily devotional/journal. I am a Christian and have discovered that faith is never losing hope. I welcome your feedback and anything you would like to share. Thank you for visiting.
I now fully understand the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words". As I think of myself more as a writer I look for things to write about and pictures came to mind. I started collecting pictures I see in magazines that I connect with, it could be anything, but something that I find special in that picture. I cut the picture out and put it in a notebook. Later, I can go back and look at the picture(s) and get inspiration to write anything about it, it might even trigger an actual story, you never know. Recently, I started sorting my family/friends/events, etc. pictures to put them in albums and again I thought, this is great, more to draw from to write. Look at pictures that you have and this can also get your mind going on what to write. You can make up stories from the pictures even if this is not really what the picture is about, let your imagination soar.
I have been to a few writing classes because I needed to get a foundation on what writing was all about and how to get started with my writing, what to write about, etc. I found the most value for what I was looking for in the class: The Writer's Way, offered at Nova Community School, the website is www.novatq.com, in Davie, Florida, the teacher, Beverly Tiernan is excellent. She is passionate about writing, and had an agenda for the six weeks of class. She went over a lot of stuff related to writing and had written assignments to do for homework, that really got you thinking and writing. The feedback she gave on the assignments was great. I felt she opened my mind up to the writing world. She also gave names of books you can buy or take out at the library to continue to learn about writing. I found her to be very inspirational and a great motivator. If you are serious about writing, I recommend this class. She teaches it only in the Fall and Spring, don't miss it!
I was in the library yesterday returning and renewing some books and I had this thought: If you have no idea or want to get an idea about what to write, you can go to your favorite section of the library, whether it be mysteries, romance, history, animals, etc. or do so randomly, and look at the titles of the books. Write down the titles that you like, later you can make up a story from the title or combine a few titles to do the same thing. Of course, you can do the same in your favorite bookstore. I know a few of my friends that go to Barnes and Noble, for lunch or after work, they sit, watch/observe, and write.
I just joined FACEBOOK, the website is www.facebook.com and I like it very much. In this site you can socialize and network with your friends and family. You can look for friends/family and get in contact with them. I found a few of my friends this way. You can write about what you are doing, post pictures, etc. I have encouraged a few of my friends to join. I also find that this is a a great way to get a story. Just by reading what your friends/family are doing can get your mind started on something to write. Also, you not only read about those you know, but you can read posts that are written on your friends site also. It is very entertaining and you can spend hours on it if you are not careful. The writing possibilities are endless, it is worth a look.