Saturday I left Louisiana and drove to visit a friend in Leander then Sunday drove to my home away from home, the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera! I'll be here until Thursday when I go to Nacogdoches to visit my son then back home on Sunday (1st)
Busy week but don't worry, I'll be keeping up with the blog tour and Rafflecopter giveaway for The Inheritance and my scheduled guests for Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight are all set up.
Meanwhile, please welcome Pamela Jannarone back to our blog. Earlier this month she shared an interview with Christian Lee the Partner and Publisher at Centum Press. Today Pamela is sharing something else she treasures with us....
Take it away, Pamela!
Confessions of a Writer
It always amazes me to hear the wonderful stories from writers that write for the Confessions’ market. Many of the comments that I have heard resonate so clearly with my own. And each story is so fascinating.
At a younger age, I remember reading the confession magazines that my mother used to purchase, just like her mother had. And one particular story hit home about family relationships love and turmoil and yet at the end of the story an uplifting moral was revealed. These were true stories written from real people that wanted to share their trials and tribulations, their experiences of humanity from a first point of view, their very own perspective.
I remember reading and saying to myself, I want to write a story for this market one day. And then life carried on as usual. As I grew up I experimented life with a passion taking with it the good and the bad. That dream of writing stayed in the back of mind while I juggled education, different types of jobs and hoping that the true career path would truly open and reveal to me what I was meant to be.
Turning Dreams into Reality
I will always look back to that day reminiscing and treasure the thought indeed.
They say if you want to realize your dreams then you must follow them and never give up until you reach that very destination realizing your ultimate goal. It doesn’t matter how big or small that goal is. There is nothing more satisfying than to sit back and say I did it! The positive feeling remains no matter what happens and it is something that no one can take away from you. It was your own creation.
While opportunities exist all around us, it is the ones that we pick and choose and grasp at. The writing path will not be cut and ready for you. You have to make that path your very own and stay on it. Surely there will be other paths that may lead you astray and you may find yourself lost in a maze but if you stick with your true goals and dreams that you have always wanted, reality soon becomes the amazing results of following that dream and working to achive it.
The Writing Journey
The writing journey is a never ending one full of life’s experiences. The one very special part of choosing a particular market to write for deserves its own space and attention. I learned so much from writing for the confessions market. Here are some of the following reasons why I especially liked writing for them and how I gained experience deepening and enhancing my writing skills.
Writing First Person Point of View
Creating characters and allowing their flaws, good traits and bad
Building suspense and plot twists
Enrichening a writing voice from first person point of view perspective
Tightening up stories with a faster pace yet savoring the ultimate theme and moral of the story
Writing Markets and Research
The Confessions’ market is just one of many in the writing market, yet truly a treasured one giving its history of survival, its ups and downs just like that in true life. To be able to be a part of that writing journey is truly a treasure.
To actually realize a childhood dream of writing for them is a dream come true and a reality. One that I will surely treasure for the rest of my writing days! Below is a collage of the magazines I sold stories to since 2013.
Look mom, I did it! ;)
Pamela Jannarone Scott is a Freelance writer based in the heart of Georgia. She is a born and raised Jerseygirl and loves the seashores of the east coast. She writes flash fiction, short stories, interviews, confessions, and loves family, and wild sunsets! Her blog can be found at http://thewritingvineyard.blogspot.com/
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Until next time, take care and God Bless