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Writing – My Gift and Passion

Writing – My Gift and Passion

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Last week my lovely friend Marie from Marie Abanga’s Blog  and author of ‘My Unconventional Loves’ tagged me in a blog hop post ‘Writing: My Therapy and Message!’

So, this week I’m sharing my writing journey with you.

I adore writing. It’s a gift from God and I’m blessed that he gave me something so precious. And dear to my heart.

When I was a little girl my dream was to write novels.

But…

Through the twists and turns of life, I ended up on a rugged road. It was paved with pain.

But somehow, it led me to a place of peace.

That place was where I released my sadness, anger and heartaches. It was where I discovered my comfort.

My comfort was writing poems to release all the bottled-up pain. That’s when my writing  journey started and my passion came alive.

And I’m still on that wonderful writing  journey.

 

What am I working on/writing?

Well, if you could see me at home, you’d be amazed at how many projects I’m working on. They’re not all on paper or typed in Microsoft Word. I store most of them in my head.

I’ve got eBooks, reports, blog posts, magazine and newspaper articles, an eCourse and many novels planned.

I’ve actually started writing  my first novel. It’s fiction, full of action and juicy.

I’ll show you a sneak preview soon. Promise.

My freelance writing business is progressing nicely. I’ve got a fantastic role as the resident blogger for Ivy League Nursery. They’re a wonderful group of people to work with.

I love my job. I get to write informative, inspiring and educational posts for the parents.

I’ve had some wonderful feedback from the staff.

This is what the manager’s wife said about my latest post How to Settle Your Child into a Regular Routine. ‘All have read the article and are in agreement that the content is excellent. Austin (the manager) says, and I quote; “This is the best rendition to date… truly inspired writing… the parents will love this.” ‘

 

How does my work/writing differ from others in its genre?

I don’t really know.  I’ve got my own unique style of writing. And to some extent, it reflects my personality.  I use a sprinkle of  humour to lighten up my posts sometimes. It depends what I’m writing about though.

 

Why do I write what I do?

Let me see… My writing journey (apart from my heartfelt poems) started here on Miraculous Ladies. I created this blog to inspire, motivate, educate and entertain you.

Sharing is caring. I like sharing useful information with you. Plus ones I can relate to. That’s why sometimes I tell you about my experiences (good or bad).

I’ve written about single life, relationships, blogging, inspiration, parenting and more. I also like sharing my poems with you.

In the beginning, excitement about blogging took over. I wrote lots of random topics hoping you’d enjoy reading them.

Now I write to please you. You told me what you wanted in my survey.

 

How does my writing process work?

I get the most amazing ideas when I’m washing the dishes. Or when I’m out and about. Other times my creativity flows when I’m in bed.

I use my iPhone to take notes. Thank God I rescued it from the toilet bowl. I even wrote a post about my nightmare. It’s the most popular post on my blog. It’s been read over 59,000 times. It seems there are lots of other iPhone users who’ve had water accidents with their phones as well.

Sometimes I use a writing pad to make notes. Then I brainstorm for headlines, research and write. I don’t usually do an outline before I write. I tried, but it doesn’t always work for me. So, I just type or write.

My daughter tells me I have a weird imagination. I tell her it’s because I’m a writer.

One day I was in the kitchen. And I picked up an orange.

Suddenly I got the idea for a blog post.

At that time I was a team member of  Writers in Charge. I had to contribute a blog post and the deadline was coming up. I didn’t have a clue what to write about.

Anyway, as I looked at the orange in my hand. An idea came to life in my mind.

While I was peeling the orange I saw something deeper.  Each layer represented an aspect of a freelance writer.

Intrigued? Read the article to find out what I said in 5 Ways A Freelance Writer Can be Likened to an Orange.

Writing is like eating to me. I love using words. It’s amazing seeing your idea come to life. It’s even better when others enjoy reading it. And benefit from your words.

Even if my post or article touches just one person. It’s worth it.

I’ve enjoyed telling you about my writing  journey. I’m inviting you to jump on this bandwagon and carry on with the blog hop. I’m extending an open invitation to you…

I would love to hear about your writing experiences.

Photo credit: Pixabay.com

June

About June

June Whittle is the founder of Miraculous Ladies, an author, freelance copywriter and professional blogger for hire. She works with small businesses, bloggers and individuals. She is also an author of a self-help and autobiography book “Deep Within my Soul: Hope after abuse”. Miraculous means extraordinary and Lady is a polite or formal way of referring to an amazing woman. That's you. You're a beautiful, strong, incredible, dynamic and powerful woman. Live your dreams. "If you can dream it, you can do it." ~ Walt Disney

    4 Comments

  1. Dear June,

    Am sure you know by now the world l find myself in. Ha, l must have been taken the high speed internet we have im the west for granted.
    Frankly, to blog religiously out here and nurture a passion im writing just like you, one musy be very patient and accomodating.
    I loved your post and hope someone responds positively to your open invitation.
    Kind regards, Marie
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    Marie Abanga

    29/06/2014

    • Hi Marie,

      It’s good to hear from you.

      I agree. We do take the high speed internet here for granted. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you out there. But you’ll be back soon anyway. 🙂

      I hope someone jumps on the blog hop bandwagon as well.

      Have a great week marie.

      June Whittle June Whittle

      29/06/2014

  2. Hi June,

    First off I have to tell you that I’m so thrilled that you’re happy with what you’re doing online and that you’re a regular contributor over at Ivy League Nursery’s. I’m so excited for you and I knew everything would fall into place for you. I hope you’re happy.

    I appreciate you sharing your story of writing. I don’t have one like that I’m afraid. I never really had a desire to write but from time to time I would write a cute poem for a friend or boyfriend.

    My best friend years ago liked them so much she asked me to write one for her to her boyfriend but she played like she had written it when she gave it to him. Years later after they had married he passed away unexpectedly and she asked me if I would read it at his service. To think that we were just having fun back in those days and it was a cute and fun tribute to him.

    I wrote one for my Dad for his 80th birthday. My brother, sister and I all got together and went through old photos of my Dad and we picked out the ones we wanted to use. I had them all copied and I put a photo album together for him as a story of his life and the poem was in the front cover. He really got a kick out of it because it was funny just like he was.

    I’ve always just been told I have a way with words but that’s about as far as it went and here I am, blogging. I guess I’ve come full circle.

    ~Adrienne
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    Adrienne

    01/07/2014

    • Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for the compliment. I’m happy working for the nursery. They’re a great bunch of people. I couldn’t ask for anyone nicer. 🙂 I’m still looking for more clients though.

      I love the story about the poem you wrote for your friend. It’s a shame it had a sad ending. I’m sure your poem was a beautiful tribute.

      What a wonderful idea about the photo album with the poem for your dad. That’s unique.

      Even though you didn’t desire to be a writer, you’re a writer Adrienne. I agree that you do have a way with words. I love your blog posts. When I read them it feels like you’re in my room speaking to me. They flow so naturally. You were meant to blog. 🙂

      Enjoy your evening.

      June Whittle June Whittle

      01/07/2014

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