THE REAL THINGWritten by Arleen M. Kaptur
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Sure, they will try and keep pace with what everyone else is reading or is interested in, but in quiet time of their lives, when they are with only themselves, they will reach for reading material that is "them." They will pick up reading matter that is geared to what is in their soul, and is of importance in their heart and in their lives. Then, they are looking for "genuine". They want to read what someone is saying who is as geared to this particular subject as they are, and even more so. They are trusting that this writer has taken time to do research, states a fact that is really a fact, and is strong enough to voice his opinion because that is who he is and what he or she is all about.
Then name recognition comes into play. People remember author who wrote what they considered a genuine, from heart and mind, article, book, or whatever. Sure, they have read countless other works, but they couldn't give you name of author - because it wasn't something they took to their heart, that enriched their mind, and that made that lasting impression on their person.
Genuine - when you put your name to any piece that you have written - make sure that it is who you really are because in long run your name will always represent you no matter how hard you try to disguise it with trappings of today. You are who you are so be proud of it - share it with others - and let it stand tall or fall - but you will never have to apologize for it!
©Arleen M. Kaptur
Arleen Kaptur has written numerous articles for newspapers/magazines. Author: SEARCHING FOR AUSTIN JAMES Author: e-cookbooks, on-line workshops Member: NAWW Author's Den Reviewer/columnist: Amazing Authors Website: http://www.rusticliving.info http://www.webspawner.com/users/rusticliving/index.html
A THOUGHT OF MANY COLORS Written by Arleen M. Kaptur
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Well, writing is just like that. The spark is there, but it comes in a beautiful rainbow of colors. It does give you a jump, and you will feel that you need to find paper and pencil and write this down. It motivates you to start thinking beyond that initial idea, to gently mold it, weed it, and then redo it in form that it will finally take. You have to take that first step or nothing would happen. There would be no literary work coming forth.
Many of greatest writers in history wrote gems that came to them on napkins, back of envelopes, or even matchbooks. The main point is that they did write them down so that they could refine their thoughts, polish them up and have something that they could be proud to offer to general public.
Now take a second look at what you typed. It doesn’t seem so bad. Maybe, it could use a little work, a tuck here, and a push there. The monumental first step is looking right back at you. It’s there - you have it down on paper. You didn’t forget it, lose it, or throw it away. Whether you continue on this thought trend is entirely up to you. If not, put that piece of paper in a file folder that you can aptly call “Genius.”
You can go to sleep tonight with knowledge that your folder has start for a literary giant if and when you take time to work on it. Check your “Genius” file every so often. That same thought will take on different meanings, new outlooks, and strange new directions. The main point is - it’s there. You saved it - and future of literature will someday thank you when you transform it into next bestseller or classic.
Welcome to wonderful world of writing
©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002
Arleen has written numerous articles, e-books and the novel SEARCHING FOR AUSTIN JAMES. Website: http://www.rusticliving.info http://www.webspawner.com/users/rusticliving/index.html