This week I’ve been working on an anthology with my writer’s club. We are putting together a group of various writings from many of the members. And we are a varied group. That is what I love about us. Diversity is a wonderful thing and there is no better way to get to know these people than through their writing.
We have memoirs, short stories, lots of poetry (I’m not a poet, believe me), and some flash fiction. We span the genres with mystery, fantasy, horror, westerns, children’s stories, humor and the list goes on. We are weaving a tapestry, or flying carpet, guaranteed to take you to places you would never go otherwise.
I am still waiting on a few people to send their manuscripts to me mostly because they think they aren’t ready. But wait, what if I did this? Writers. Don’t they know everything I’ve read so far is wonderful? It digs into the core of the author and pulls out the insides, holding it up for all to see. They are the scribes that record history so that others can read it. They are the glue that holds the world together. Because they not only feel what others feel but hold a mirror to the world reflecting those feelings.
I will let you know when the anthology is ready so you can read it. It will be worth the time, reading words from the plains and the plain speakers. We are the everyday person with everyday thoughts – we just put them down on paper.