Need a Few Influencers for a New Shaker Book

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 46 Comments

“The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.”      ~Henry Drummond I am blessed by the influence of so many people who have believed in me through the years. My mother, first and foremost, always believed I could do whatever I set out to do. That’s not to say she might not have been a …

Saving Skelley

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, Heart of Hollyhill

October 27, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Wow, what a week. My teachers have been crazy this week. They must think we have nothing to do but study. Tests and homework and who has time for all that.  I know. I’m in school. I’m supposed to have time for all that. But I have to help Wes …

Procrastination – The Thief of Time

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I knew I should have done it yesterday!! Procrastination is the thief of time. ~Edward Young Do you put things off? Even things you really want to do? I’ve been struggling with that while trying to finish the first draft of my work in progress. I want to write it. I really do. And I am writing it, but what …

Some things I’ve Learned as a Writer

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I started writing when I was around ten years old. That means I’ve been writing a very long time. Sometimes with success. Sometimes without success – at least in publishing that writing. But the actual writing was always successful because words spilled out on paper. Perhaps not the best words. But words were written.  In those childhood days, writing was …

Words – A Reason for Thanksgiving

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Words  “Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap.” ~George Bernard Shaw Since I let Wednesday slip away without posting last night, I’m writing this early on Thanksgiving morning. So of course, it is about being thankful. I have so many blessings to count, that I could write them down all day and then nobody would …

Spotted on My Walks

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“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne I love spotting things on my walks like this butterfly. I’ve been pursuing him or his brothers and sisters for the last couple of months in order to take his photo. They were all …