Prompting Yourself To Write 41: Frame yourself!
An April blog post of mine so deeply affected my new friend in writing, Amanda Socci (The Creative Idea Gal), that she strongly suggested I do something a little radical to thus inspire myself.
After reading PYTW 34 - Dear Mad Macedonian: A Love Letter she shared her thoughts in a comment, and on Facebook, where she also share my piece with her friends.
This was her overall message to me:
Dear Kiril: I love this blog post on so many levels.
I cannot begin to express how potent it was. I found it to be exceptionally inspirational. A rich, creative, fulfilling writing prompt. Kudos for having completed this exercise so well.
Here is liquid gold, carefully integrated from your pen, leaving multiple windows of insight into your unique world wide open. Here is my favorite line, and one which I think speaks volumes: "I'm your imagination...proud, bold, unchained, and unafraid!." You are not just the mad macedonian, you are Groucho Marx incarnate!
You write so richly about your life experiences in a way that is truly enviable. You have captured your successes and turned them into power. You must print this out, autograph it, and frame it so that you may remind yourself each and every day of how good you are with your writing and talents.
After re-reading the piece, for the first time since I wrote it, I got to thinking.
I went to Target and spent $10, then came home and printed out the piece, as well as her comments to me.
Then I found 2 other pieces of mine to add to this little creative art project.
Being My Own Cheerleader is a piece I wrote a month ago, inspired by another new friend in writing.
Jo Ann Jordan's Chronicles Blog began in 2005, and I'm finding it an interesting read.
The last piece added is A Creative Writer's Prayer, written by me last December.
Underneath a B & W printout of the header of this blog is this quote:
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject. - Elijah P. Lovejoy, America's first martyr to freedom of the press.
Original quote: "But, gentlemen, as long as I am an American citizen, and as long as American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, to publish whatever I please on any subject--being amenable to the laws of my country for the same."
When I once again am settled in a new city and residence, this poster will be hung above my new desk, in a place of honor, and inspiration.
For now, it is leaning next to my desk, within easy reach.
Thank you Amanda, and Jo Ann, for your friendship, encouragement and inspiration.