Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Introductions & Personal Links & Blogs - Stop Here First & Say HI!

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 12:31 PM
  • 167 Replies
  • 2639 Total Views
I'm so glad to see you here! I was hoping I wouldn't be the only one!

In the serenity of sweet silence my muse beckons me to dance, to free myself from the bondage of thought and soar above the madness that ties me to this plane of existence. To revel in the release of my spirit and travel to that place where words have meaning and voice and all makes sense. To give the breath of life to my every thought, my every dream, my every desire and let them surround me in the peace that they bring. To fly without fear, with words as my wings, to simply be free . . .

I believe that everyone has something within them that can be spilled out upon a page. Someone once said to me "But I can't write." I say, if you can form thought you can write. It may not be a flowing verse and it may not make sense to anyone but the one who wrote it, but it was written.

You don't need to fill a page with big words or profound epiphanies, you simply need to write what is in your heart. Poetry doesn't have to rhyme, in fact, I think it's better if it doesn't  :o) But that's another post.

I am not the best writer in the world and I am not the worst. I want this group to be a place you can feel free to share your innermost self without  fear.

If you want to learn and grow in your writing I hope this will be a place where you can find the guidance you need. If you want your work critiqued, those who have the knowledge to do so are encouraged to jump in there and share what you know.

I want everyone to remember the old rule 'If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!" when you are reading and responding to a post.

When I worked on the Chicken Soup boards as a NOVL I felt like I was a part of something magical. I was able to give advice and be advised. Wouldn't it be nice if we could create a magical place of our own?

Well, here's to a new beginnings! Now WRITE!


Share your mugshot with us as well, it's nice to see the person behind the words  :o)

When Writing began - Please share your journey with us . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=30657

Helpful tips, writing info & more . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=85574

Poetry Place . . . This were our very first poems posted :o)
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=1644

Past Challenges . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=85654

Please click on the link for an important read ~ New members and those of you who have been around a while . . .

http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=38631

Share your personal websites & blogs here!

http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=85607

Our chatroom link . . .
 
http://gabbly.com/http://www.cafemom.com/group/40
 
Posts with graphic or adult content . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=76913

Jessica's Useful Definitions . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=133873

Copyright Info . . .
http://www.cafemom.com/group/40/boards/read.php?post_id=147295

by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 12:31 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
SyrenSeer
by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 1:49 PM
Names Brooke.  Am a struggling writer (aren't we all) and I'm a mother of two girls.  My eldest is also a writer.  I write mostly childrens fantasy stories, not to much of a poet but have tried a few.  I write because I need a release. I have all of these wonderful plots and characters running around in my head that I'd go insane if they didn't find a home outside my head. Also because I love to see my childrens faces light up when they know that one of the characters is them. Can't wait to meet more writers like myself.
Thanks
qwietpleez
by Crystal, Group Owner on Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:05 PM
Hi Brooke! I'm so glad you found us! I can't wait to read some of your stories, I've done a couple of children's books as well. You're welcome to show off your daughter's work, two of my youngins are writers, they are itching to have someone other than me read them  :o)

I don't think I could breath if I couldn't write. It's the only way I know how to release and retain my sanity!

I hope you post something soon ~ Crystal
jamie91141
by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:11 PM
Hello everyone...I write because I like to express myself.  Whether it is a mood, a feeling, an experience or whatever.  I really enjoy it but tend to keep it to myself.  I look forward to sharing some of my "work".  Sorry, I can't post a photo...I am out of town and using a library computer. Embarassed
qwietpleez
by Crystal, Group Owner on Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:24 PM
WELCOME  jamie91141 ~ Thank you for joining   Smile
I'm so glad you joined  :o) I am looking forward to reading your work, I still tend to keep much of my writing to myself too. I suppose in a small way that is why I decided to try this as a group. We can give each other the confidence we need to believe in ourselves and in our writing . . . See ya soon!
trenneacia
by Member on Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:34 PM
o.k. o.k!! it's high time I stop being shy and stop the worrying of what you all might think when i write something. if you have not read before, my names mari. I have loved writting since I was a little girl. Writting is a way of expression. I feel it helps me to cope with the trials I have experienced in my life time. (still working on this part) I have said before that it makes me feel free and iam at piece w/ myself. my writting for me is a thought process.(writers block) Bare w/me as I hope to post something very soon.
qwietpleez
by Crystal, Group Owner on Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:42 PM
trenneacia
We'll be here when your ready :o)  I think most of us have gotten through many of the trials in our life through our writing, even if no one else ever reads it, we find healing in it.

Don't ever worry what anyone here will think!  The best part about this kind of group is that we've all experienced many of the same highs and lows in our writing and hopefully we can help each other rise up during the lows and rejoice during the highs . . .  I hope to read something from you soon!
courtney
by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 4:33 PM
For those of who who do not know me, my name is Courtney. I write because... Well, I write because that is what I do. I enjoy it immensely, and others seem to enjoy it as well. Which makes it all worthwhile.

I am looking forward to getting to know each of you.
kater
by Member on Feb. 8, 2007 at 5:02 PM
kater

i write because i must express myself somehow, and sometimes, that's all there is.  i dangle my participles frequently and although i notice it (and poke fun at my silliness), i usually just leave them hanging.  hope it doesn't bug ya!  i prefer thick black ink on parchment or an extrememly sharp pencil, but i have been able to focus on the words and not the spelling mistakes on the computer lately and just mop up the spelling at the end, so i' m writing more rather than writing and then copying.  hope to get some good critiquing.  dh & i are writing a book about parenting, but then who isn't these days??
MotherHen
by on Feb. 8, 2007 at 9:08 PM
Hi:)  My name is Rebecca, I'm from Ontario, Canada.  I have been writing poetry on and off since I was 13.  I stopped for most of my 20's and have just picked up the pen again in the last 4-6 months.  I am part of another writer's group on Yahoo as well.  I love feedback both positive and negative.  It helps me perfect my craft and grow as a writer.  I hope to get brave and start writing stories at some point because of the imagination I have.  i look forward to sharing:)
Rebecca
qwietpleez
by Crystal, Group Owner on Feb. 8, 2007 at 10:50 PM

courtney
How could anyone NOT enjoy your writing?! I was keeping my fingers crossed you'd join  in!  :o) I can't wait to see what you post . . .
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)