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Quietly Creative

Writers tend to be quietly creative,

And prefer not to loudly blow their horns,

They would rather be quietly writing,

Allowing new stories to be born...



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As I spend my days feeling blessed while I write, I find it hard to get my work out there to the masses. Writers tend to be more quiet and so many, like myself, would much rather be writing than out in the big world marketing their work.


I am grateful to be part of several writing communities, mostly through the ease of social media, but in person, too, when possible. No longer living in the big city, I am joyful to be living in the peace and quiet and beauty of a rural setting. However delightfully seeding so much creativity, it does not plentifully offer the opportunities for in-person marketing and connecting to share my work with the world. (I also currently only offer my books in the form of eBooks, which does not able me to hand out copies or do activities like book signings in person. eBooks are clearly harder to market.)


I am happy to be part of a collaborative collection of published books under the pursuit:365 umbrella. This has opened me up to world of brilliant people in many walks of life, with some new connections, and I appreciate it, but the truth is, writers write, we are not always great at playing the marketing game.


My creative thoughts today let me share a poem I wrote that expresses my thoughts about a writer writing vs a writer out their marketing their work. Enjoy...



Quietly Creative

 

Writers tend to be quietly creative,

And prefer not to loudly blow their horns,

They would rather be quietly writing,

Allowing new stories to be born.

 

They are not always comfortable,

Having to get out and spread the word,

Marketing the books they write, because it's,

Through pages they like to be heard.

 

Writers know they have such beauty to share,

In the pages of the stories they weave,

And they do want everyone to read them,

Adventures through the characters they conceive.

 

But so many people in the world,

Have so many fabulous stories to share,

And having one be found and read,

And being financially successful is rare.

 

That is the reality of a writer's world,

They write for the pleasure of the craft,

To pour their hearts out into a tale to read,

Draft after draft after draft.

 

Or they weave their thoughts and ideas,

Into joyful adventures and tales for you,

And yet marketing their work for you to find,

Often gets a humble writer unglued.

 

Because tooting their own horns,

Is not in a writer's nature,

Even if their amazing books are top notch,

And the compensation should be major.

 

A writer would just like to be creating,

Something new for you to read,

Something that their inspired minds dream up,

Weaving words into stories from a seed.

 

So help a writer out,

Acknowledge them with a good review,

So they can be appreciated and thanked,

Feeling grateful to have written for you.

 

By Lise Parton


*photo courtesy of thought catalogue on unsplash

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