Write on Wednesday: The Letter

The Write on Wednesday Spark: Dear…

This week’s writing exercise is to write a letter. Write an open letter or write to someone more specific. Write a letter between two fictional characters or write a letter into a fictional piece you are already working on. Think about how differently you write depending upon who you are writing to. Your content in an open letter may differ to content in a private letter. Wherever the prompt takes you. Keep your post on the short side: up to 500 words OR a 5 minute stream of consciousness exercise. Link your finished piece to the list and begin popping by the other links. Oh, and enjoy!

Dear Reader

Thank you for reading…I really mean it. Thank you.

I started this blog back in June 2011…and since my fingers first hit the keyboard I have been addicted to this thing called blogging.

So I guess I wanted to say thanks ( I have already said that three times) for taking time out of your busy days, to log onto the Catch up with a Mate site, and indulging me in reading my daily, more than likely weekly tales of inner city solo living ( with black cat Flora as my trusty side-kick and companion)

Looking back on the last 8 months, I know you, the humble reader have been by my side the whole time….My heart skips a beat when I log into my blog home page and see that someone has not only taken the time to read, but COMMENT on a story. This kind of encouragement is enough to throw my day off course…I feel inspired, knowing that my story has connected with someone out there in the big bad world on some small level…I feel even more compelled to keep at this thing called story telling.

At this point in my roll call of praise to you, the reader, I can hear faint whispers that you have now cottoned on to a way to stop the flow of words…stop commenting…But sometime reading alone is enough to bring a smile to my face. For each time you read, you become part of my statistics count for the day. A friend at work often finds me gazing at my stats page on my blog homepage…This friend tells me I have ‘ Sold out’ that all I care about is’ Stats’…that could not be further from the truth…the truth is simple….I love to write.

So thank you for sharing this journey with me….you make my day when you present yourself to me in either statistic or comment form…I love you all ( this is starting to sound like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscars acceptance speech circa 1998)

For though you inspire me to keep going, an exert from a book I read in a New York papershop in September of last year best describes why I feel compelled to tell my story…..

“When I got older I decided I wanted to be a real writer. I tried to write about real things. I wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely.” Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, 2005

So in order to stop gushing out warm fuzzies like Gwyneth…I will stop here and now…

But before I go….I’ll just say one more thing…Thank you.

Much Love


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah Mac
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 08:52:27

    That’s pretty much how I feel CUWAM – it’s not the stats themselves that count but what they represent isn’t it?

    Writing is something you need to do but to know that someone wants to read it, well, that’s pretty special! 🙂


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  3. Stephanie
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 23:54:01

    You are very welcome dear! I love visiting other people’s blogs and reading their posts.
    I also am a bit addicted to blogging. I get inspired just at the thought of someone visiting my page. 🙂


  4. Sandra Stephen Boyle
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 00:43:41

    Lovely piece of writing CUWAM.


  5. Ink Paper Pen
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 01:09:33

    Oh do keep at the storytelling. It’s a powerful vehicle.

    And you are very welcome. x


  6. Melissa
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 04:47:30

    Great letter, must say I had a giggle… and waited for the music to start (again Oscars acceptance speech reference). Great use of the prompt.


  7. Veronica @ Mixed Gems
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 03:18:01

    Looking forward to the publication of your anthology of short stories one day when I can say, “I knew her when……..” xoxo


  8. sjp
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:48:22

    Truly the thoughts and excitement of every story teller or blogger.


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