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Tuesday’s Teacher: Share Your Voice (and win an honorable mention at My Brown Baby)

January 26, 2010

My horoscope this month  said this:

You will plant many new seeds in the coming year. Many influential people will come to you with ideas and offers, and it will be up to you to choose among the best. Most Pisces put a high premium on creativity, and one of the sweetest parts of this trend is that it will encourage you to show a new side to your talents that you’ve never had either the courage or opportunity to display – very soon you will.

Let me be YOUR horoscope this morning and tell you that whether you believe in Jupiter’s effect or not, putting your voice out into the world when you have something to say is why you are here.

So many writers, yes you my readers who are writers have contacted me to say; “Your success inspires me to write too…”

Soon I am going to have to write the post where I list the six million people who encouraged me too. My poem,  Ancestors Unfold the Stories Untold was announced this morning as an honorable mention, (right after the winning post) on the My Brown Baby Something New competition. I can barely type here this morning because I am possessed with joy.

Joyful Mom over at happygirlhair.com encouraged me to enter it. Thank you to her!

You have so much to say, say it.  Write it. Share it. Blog it. Submit it. Send it. Glue it to your wall. Share it with a friend. Self Publish the book. It is our intended  purpose to record, to share the voice we were given.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Leah permalink
    January 26, 2010 1:29 pm

    YES! thank you Catherine, just the words I needed to hear, YOU ROCK!

  2. Lisa Blinn permalink
    January 26, 2010 4:20 pm

    Amen! You are so right Cat! Your dedication to your story is inspiring to me. I’ve got to get back on the horse with mine and today is the best day to start! Congrats on the honorable mention–you really do rock!

  3. Cathy Kidman permalink
    January 26, 2010 10:06 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, sister writer. Thank you for the inspiration – to write, to be heard, to risk.

  4. January 26, 2010 10:24 pm

    Congratulations! Ancestors Unfold the Stories Untold is a beautiful poem.

  5. January 27, 2010 10:28 pm

    So very true. Writing is so life changing. To be heard is the first step. Congrats on your mention at MBB. You should definitely enter the next go around.

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