Five Minute Friday – Writer – April 4, 2014


a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., especially as 
an occupation or profession; 
an author or journalist.a clerk, scribe, or the like.`
a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing:
 an expert letter writer. (in a piece of writing) 
the author 
(used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,”“my,” etc.):
The writer wishes to state….
a person who writes or is able to writea writer in script.


I am not a writer.  Never profess to be.  However, I love to write.  Hmmm… What does that make me?  A wannabe author, a wannabe journalist, a wannabe writer…..  I thoroughly enjoyed working on the Tomahawk when I was in high school.  I also wrote for our annual “The Chief”  .  God blessed me with the ability to talk… a LOT, so now I am trying to do less talking and more writing and get my thoughts down on paper. I journal.  I write everything .   This comes from years of having a doodling habit.  I was/am always writing something.  Whether it be drawing a page of squares, or doodling the names of my family.  Or whatever else, I dream up in my head.I have a love for writing,  I only wish I could write so much better.  Another passion I have, is for journals and pens.  Getting new journals to me is like getting the best present ever!!! I love to go through and choose new journals so that I can write more.  These are two of my latest that I am absolutely in love with.  They go everywhere with me photo (3)

 I also love pens, markers, gels, highlighters , crayons, art pencils, etc.   These are just a few of what I have and carry with me all the time!
photo (2)
 Being able to share this love of writing and drawing and doodling with my grandchildren, makes me incredibly happy.  We spend hours on end, drawing and coloring and writing.  They have to learn a new verse for our Children’s Program at Church called Kingdom Kids  One of the ways we learn, is to write and rewrite the verse  That makes learning and teaching so easy. God has given me a gift.  Not the gift of writing but the gift of love of writing.
I know I don’t write grammatically correct.  I kind of write like I talk.  East Texan!! I couldn’t draw a picture of anything if I traced it on the paper for me. But oh how I love to write, journal, journals, pens, drawing, tracing, Spirograph, tracing.  It doesn’t matter, as long as there is a pen, a pencil and a piece of paper, I will write.
I dream of a day that I should have collected every story my son David  wrote…   Now he was a writer.  A good one at that.    He wrote stories and tales, and sports articles, etc  He wouldn’t let me save them.  When he was in Boot Camp, they took his journal from him.  I pray he never looses his desire to write. How I long to be like him and be able to create from a simple word, write from an idea and then simply, get published, BECAUSE you are good enough!Fotor040492452
Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

(this is from Lisa-Jo Baker’s Blog that explains FMF)

So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for going on four years now hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob over here.

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party).

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

Your words. This shared feast. It’s easy to join in, just:

Check what the prompt is on my Lisa Jo Baker’s Blog.

Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.

{And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post} Link over to Lisa’s blog and invite friends to join in. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url but your post url } Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of Lisa’ Five Minute Friday post enter your link. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!

Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it

Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community


3 Responses

  1. Stopping over from FMF. This is a wonderful love to pass on to your grandchildren! Awesome collection of pens–I dare only carry 3 or 4; too many other “must-haves” to drag along. 🙂


  2. New journals are the best gift!! Full of possibilities.:)


  3. Abi here from Lisa-Jo’s site. So amazing to read another person’s take on this, completely unedited. “Not the gift of writing, but the gift of love of writing.” This. Me, too. And to write down what God has done to keep it for future generations (Joshua 4:4-7) is invaluable.


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