PUBLISHED AUTHORS SHARE EXPERIENCE HERE

February 17, 2017

Many of us, myself included, are in the process of completing a manuscript and seeking a publisher.  In my case the book will be inspirational Christian poetry.   Whether your book was self published or traditionally done, please share!  If you are new to this, please share!  FOR MANY IT IS THE FIRST TIME!  Your comments mean a lot!  DON’T FORGET TO SHARE YOUR LINK TO YOUR BLOG!  New followers want to find you!

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Old Books . . . Old Friends

July 6, 2016

The tattered pages

Speak of those who’ve gone before

Can you hear the whispers?

By Martha L Shaw ©2015 

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For lots of reasons, I find myself reading most books these days by ereader, yet still I adore old books and stores which feature them!  I love the sight, smell and feel of them, but there is something more!  I hear the voices of each soul who held, read, and loved the book before me.  Old books, old friends!

 

 


Old Books . . . Old Friends

August 28, 2015

For lots of reasons, I find myself reading most books these days by ereader, yet still I adore old books and stores which feature them!  I love the sight, smell and feel of them, but there is something more!  I hear the voices of each soul who held, read, and loved the book before me.  Old books, old friends!

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The tattered pages

Speak of those who’ve gone before

Can you hear the whispers?

By Martha L Shaw ©8-24-2015


Six Word Saturday

April 12, 2014

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Saturday, Jesus, and a good book!

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Don’t Stop At Chapter One!

August 15, 2013

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When you begin a new book, chapter 1 really grabs you!  It’s exciting, new, inspiring, and fills you with wonder . . . but if you only read and reread chapter 1, it loses something and will soon be none of those things and simply bore and disappoint.  You must go on to the next chapters with their new insights and challenges .

It is equally true whether you are the story-teller or the listener.  Keep going forward, good disciples!  Fear of the unknown . . . giving in to that fear, also means you miss the grace and blessings it holds for you!


What ELSE Is The Lord Leading Me To Do?

August 13, 2013

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Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

March 23, 2013

The Challenge:  What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

Oh, I am a bit late seeing this DP Challenge but I simply must answer it for there is a definite and immediate name, book, and direct influence on my life!

There is a book, which I still have, and loved from before I knew how to read.  I looked at it at bedtime and every other chance I got.  The pages are worn not from age but from the frequency they’ve been flipped through.  The book and author not only influenced the woman I am now but helped set a path for my life, my outlook on the world around me, and my writing to this very day.  His work also helped to form the means by which I express myself spiritually and through which the Lord uses me to share Himself with others i encounter on my path.

The book:  A Child’s Garden of Verses

The author:  Robert Louis Stevenson

I have been in love with poetry and with nature from the first time I heard his words about birdies, swings, the sea, and more.  Oh, the adventures, the glorious sunshine streaming through his words and more.  I saw a world I didn’t know and it had music, it was full of color, and it was one I hungered to see and interpret artistically myself.  What I didn’t know was that the author of these words which so touched me came from the pen of a man who was always quite physically ill . . . indeed from the time he was young.  Amazing. Stevenson was born in 1850 and Scottish – I as well have Scottish ancestry.  His writing and poetry have touched so many generations!  His death in 1894 has not changed this as new generations still discover the magic from his pen, just like I did.  I cannot imagine my own writing becoming the legacy that his did, but I cannot look at a bird, a swing, a cow, or an ocean wave without knowing they are beautiful, magical, and possess a power and unique purpose . . . just as every one of us do.  To learn more of this man and his legacy, click here.  Want to change a child’s life forever?  Teach them to love reading!  Buy them a book!  Read to them!

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