We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?


  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Messages 1 2 

Re: What are you writing? by kazzzz on 26 June 2009 1:46pm
Just having a peek now:)
Re: What are you writing? by bIG bLOGGER on 26 June 2009 2:47pm
artofcp: Thanks for starting this very valuable thread. Yes,you guessed well. I have always been a voracious reader and travel does indeed broaden the imagination and the desire to read more. On my travels I always used maps,a few books (one can't carry too many because of the weight!) and a CD player.

Anyone interested in Spain should check out British author LAURIE LEE; he penned 3 titles about his very adventurous long walks through the Spanish towns and countryside at the period of the Spanish Civil War in the 1920's and 30's.
Re: What are you writing? by mrsteabag on 26 June 2009 5:15pm
I'b bouncing between my blog, a novel, and a memoir about taking music lessons at The Certain Age.
Re: What are you writing? by artofcp on 26 June 2009 6:31pm
Beth, you seem to be a born writer!

Kazzz, from what I see here, you have such a wealth of stories in your life that are everything from tragic to comic. And I enjoy your posts about them.

bIG, I may not have expressed myself well: I thought you might have written your own stories about your experiences. Although, perhaps you are Laurie Lee and have done some time travelling as well.
Re: What are you writing? by bIG bLOGGER on 27 June 2009 2:00pm
artofcp: on the contrary,you expressed yourself very well indeed and I did understand what you said as you wrote it.
But at the risk of disappointing you,I am not Laurie Lee and I'm not sure about the time travelling,although travelling does take up some time...

I did often feel inspired when in Spain and I kept a journal which turned into quite a lot of filled notebooks,but unfortunately I never marshalled anything into a format suitable for publication and neither do I have a publisher avid to publish me.Agggh!
Re: What are you writing? by artofcp on 27 June 2009 2:33pm
bIG, I think the most wonderful part of the internet is that people have a forum for their writing, the opportunity to share their creativity. To put it out there and sometimes by whimsy or serendipity we come across a site, be it a blog or some other forum, where people are sharing their creativity without the blessing of the Gate Keepers.

I write in my journals, in my blog, and poetry, but most of it never reaches the public. It is the act of writing that changes something inside of me and I don't have words for that. It is like turning on the spigot of being and letting it flow freely.

My brother writes his blog to record some of his life experiences for his children and for something he probably can't really explain. But I sort of understand what he is saying. It is like imprinting some little portion of space with your fingerprint.

These days, we don't really need the approval of the Gate Keepers if you want to publish a book. I wrote and published a small book about how to enjoy art from an artist's perspective through Booksurge. There are others out there too. My experience with them was very positive.

Messages 1 2 

  Reply to this post:
  Register here


Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.