Monthly newsletter, September 2023
I adore the story of your first novel, totally perfect but not the right genre for you. You just couldn't take it seriously in your authentic soul. Wow. Great!
The necessity of the craft of writing rooted in the love of language that sings to us through its music and accuracy and surprise. Thank you for sharing this meditation of your journey as a writer. I am grateful for and always look forward to reading your writing, Dr. Blackie.
I would never leave..I’ve been searching for Peace Of Mind since my Mothers passed away and it’s coming up on 14 years.. It still feels like yesterday . I wish I had a chance to do things this other half of my life. Be Brave , take chances , help others. I feel like I’m FreeFalling 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Dee (DMS14368@yahoo.com)
Thank you so much for sharing this story. All your books live on my shelves when not on loan to friends and I've enjoyed many of your online classes over the years. Your personal stories in Hagitude about writing in this space and the unexpected competitiveness, and now this story, offer much inspiration to those of us from working class backgrounds who also aspire to write and are exploring what we want to say. Thank you for sharing your own story and enriching the path.
Hi Dr. Blackie. I'm terrified of flying. I totally understand how you felt. But, I'm flying in 2 weeks to meet my granddaughter. Hopefully it'll help me turn a corner. Especially because next spring is Scotland.
The Hungry Ghosts, I remember it well. I often come to a Mills and Boon point, even still..
Hi Dr. Sharon Blackie, I adored the book Hagitude. I just had my 57th birthday and was in the process of claiming my Queendom, before the Crone years, but I love the whole concept of the Hag. We read it together in my online community, Gateway to Gaia, based upon learning from the animals, the trees, the birds and the plants about how to live on this beautiful planet.
I love your writing! it is such an encouragement for my own writing practice.
Well said Peter Webb.
Reading this felt like sitting across a table from a someone whose company I enjoy, feasting on shared history. I wonder how many of we writer wannabes tried our hand at Mills & Boon? 😄
Dr. Sharon Blackie, on the 'writing' front - I know what you mean about the kinesthetic sentences. They happen to me when the root of the story is coming from an experience I really felt - felt in my heart - a transformative time/event.
Hello Dr. Sharon Blackie, I LOVED Hagitude. I am ready to read it again soon. Very empowering. Thank you for sharing your personal journey and picture. LA
Thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring story! I, too, had burnout from my corporate job and longed to be a writer. I loved reading your heroine's journey!
Inspiring story! Yet . . . Aga saga caught my eye and memory. I'm a U.S. person who has lived her life in the southwestern desert area of Phoenix, Arizona. In 1975 my young family and I lived in a rented home in Killiney Hill, Eire. It had an Aga cooker-definiitely something I had never seen before. We had our own Aga sagas, especially the night I was making home made tortillas to go with the Mexican food dinner for our guests and the Aga went cold. In the end all ended well and the British guests loved the guacamole while also saying it was a sacrilegious thing to do to an avocado pear.
That Cinderella! What a story! So much better than the sanitized version we grew up with. I’m grateful that you shared your journey as a writer. I’m inspired.
I love what you say about beautiful and well-crafted words. I feel the same way.
Oh Sharon what a wonderful narrative ! And I echo others when I say 'thank you' to your minute mentor for flipping your creative switch ; she was your 'dove' from the Cinderella story. Congratulations on the paperback Hagitude ! I loved every page of that book and am beginning to re-read If Women Rose Rooted..So grateful for you