Trying new things can be uncomfortable, even terrifying. Especially when trying those things can happen in front of the whole wide world, like sharing a personal poem online! 😱 Sharing poetry, stories, and other writing online takes courage. I address that fear in my motivational video message, “Don’t Let Fear Silence Your Writing Voice” (below). My presentation may be most helpful for those just starting their writing-blogging journey or for those who have been at it for a while and need a little nudge to keep writing and sharing. Wherever you are on your own writing-blogging or life journey, I hope you glean motivation from my share. No script. Not a recitation, just me speaking from my heart about my own life-changing writing journey that almost wasn’t because of my fear of publicly sharing my words.
I was excited to learn last Saturday that the two poems I submitted for consideration in the upcoming anthology, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, a collaboration between Ingrid Wilson/Experiments in Fiction and Gabriela Marie Milton/editor, were accepted for publication. My poems titled, “Torn from Home” and “Finding Home” demanded a lot of me. It was a deep dive into my emotions and my history. Poetry offers many gifts, both as a writer and a reader, but it can stir up our memories! These two poems certainly were not easy to write, but my willingness to go there also brought healing. I hope they offer inspiration and healing for future readers. To see my additional published work, visit my homepage, “Poetic Storyteller” – more writing that would not have happened if I had let fear silence my voice. Enjoy your journey and happy writing! Thank you for visiting and watching. Be well. 💗 Michele
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