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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Writing (01/11/07)

TITLE: "A Writer's Muse"
By Jennie Stapleton
01/12/07


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Though I cannot recall the moment my writing abilities first emerged, I have found them to be my means to view my world. I find the very heart and soul of my writing lies deep within the inner workings of my heart. My “muse” if you must is found in the very day to day monotony of life. What often begins as personal regurgitation on the highlights and pitfalls of my days soon emerge as diatribes, laden with heartfelt emotion.

Through my writing I am able to step back and critically analyze where my day has ultimately left me. I find the days that are stress-filled and chaotic, my animosity in writing is intensified. The days upon which all is well in the world my jovial spirit resonates throughout my writings.

As I gaze upon the world I see a place luxuirant with wonder, joy and beauty. In that simple brief moment the words formulate in my mind. Whether at the mercy of a pen and paper or my fingers tenaciously stroking the keys, writing illuminates my thoughts that otherwise spin out of control.

The sheer ability to formulate thoughts into a series of events, to conjure a poem, story or devotional is such an incredible God given ability. Writing allows for a release of hidden emotion, an escape from fears, doubts and insecurities. In a brief moment writing can carry me away to a world I can only see in my dreams.

And so, I take each opportunity to write as a blessing and a gift. Though my talent and ability is untamed and restless as a wild steed, raw and unbridled I possess a gift. I look forward to future opportunities to mold and sharpen this gift; and yet to allow my writing to maintain the individuality which keeps it genuinely personal.


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Kathie Thomas01/19/07
Well written - you explained very well what you feel about writing. And it is a gift and one that will live on long after you're gone, if you keep your writings to pass on.
Jan Ackerson 01/20/07
This little essay expresses nicely the experiences that many writers share.

Some of your word choices are a little "iffy," but your vocabulary is interesting and adds spice to this essay. Very nicely done.
darlene hight01/21/07
Nice writing and touched the heart of the reason we put words to paper. Well done!