Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars!

I will be doing not one, but three live Facebook feeds this week at . The first will be Thursday (Jan. 31), at 7 p.m. (eastern) where I’ll talk about my newest book, Wisdom From a Father. Friday (Feb. 1) at 2 p.m. (eastern) I will discuss the status of Heaven Shining Through. Saturday morning (Feb. 2) at 10 a.m. (eastern) I’ll share my publishing journey.

I’ll be reading and responding to your questions live as well at all three sessions. Pick at time (or visit all three) and let’s chat!

A couple of weeks ago — actually a couple of months ago, now — I facilitated a writing class at The Commons at Central Hall here in Dover-Foxcroft. Part of that class included creating a continuing “story” members of the class could work on {that sounds familiar}. For the next few weeks I’ll chronicle three of the stories they came up with and wrap it up with how we blended them together. Despite the common beginning — which some tweaked — the stories veered off in different directions … proving we all have a story to tell.

I started them off with a paragraph and instructed them to add to it … give the story a direction … find the characters … place it on a timeline. I told them together, we would flesh out the story line, develop characters and possibly throw in some curves or red herrings.

They did great with the lead paragraph …

We were walking down the path, something we did every morning. The sun started its ascent spotlighting the morning mist rising off the river. The dew glistened in the meadow and the birds serenaded us with their morning song.

Suddenly …

That was it. Suddenly what? Who are “we”? Why were we walking? Were they holding hands or walking independently?

I told them to use their imagination! Let the scene unfold in your mind and translate through your fingers. Have fun!

They had imagination! They painted mind pictures with their fingers. They had fun. And I’ll start sharing them with you next week!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein


About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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