Hello Writing Friends!

My name is Jane and I’m excited to be a part of this group!

When it comes to writing, I have a lot to learn and overcome. My biggest hurdle is fear. I’m determined to write every day until I’m fearless.

I want to share my observations of the world around me. Making a difference is important to me, and writing is a tool I can use. Sharing my writing is a great way to connect with other people. Everyone has something to give and we can learn so much from each other.

I can’t wait to get started!

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Caribbean Cruise

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I walked along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline. Standing in the wet sand bracing for the rush of waves, giddy with expectation, for just a moment I was young again.

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On Being Fearless

Fear Quote

Writing Fearlessly

I am tired of fear holding me back every time I start writing. Will my writing be boring, offensive, grammatically incorrect? There are haters out there just waiting for the tender-hearted to speak up, so they can crush them with their venom. The pressure is unbearable!

After an hour or two, my head aches as I struggle to find the perfect words, to express my thoughts and feelings without being offensive or boring. It occurs to me that if I want safety in my writing, I should consider writing cereal box labels.

This is the first day in a year of writing fearlessly, but today I’ll write from the comfort of my fear.