I've been told that there are emerging writers visiting Words to Go. I would like to invite you to take more time to revisit this past week's author chats. Memory is a potent resource for writing. I invite you to journal and write down specific scenes from your own past. For instance, the memory of little Karen Harrington standing on a tree stump yearning to see past her own yard is a vivid memory and its also true. Or Kathy Patrick in her bright yet eccentric clothes, Shellie Thomlinson in her thick glasses standing on top of her school desk singing The Streak Song, Melody Carlson believing she could get published in grade school, or the river that tempted me to look beyond my own small cup of a town. The flotsam of memory is great fodder for beginning your own story. The best way to start is to start. What are you waiting for?
Today's big winners for the book give are:
Joyce Mahan wins The Other Side of Darkness by Melody Carlson
Jennifer Eckert wins The Pulpwood Queens Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life by the Pulpwood Queen, Kathy Patrick
This next week on Words to Go we will visit the emotional subject of suffering and how the human soul grows through it as authors talk candidly about THE GREENING OF THE SOUL. Five days of popular authors will be your reason to come back and pay us a visit here at Words to Go!
Whether your road takes you on literal journeys or inward soul treks, you are welcome to stop by and leave a word to go for others who may pass by this word hub on the side of the road. There are places that you've seen that others might enjoy knowing about. Maybe you've gained some wisdom from your treks. Share and partake equitably. Journey with a benevolent eye. But do stop and muse. That is when the road has time to settle into memory and teach us the things we can't learn when we rush past overlooked places.