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I read somewhere that America will remain the land of the free only so long as it remains the home of the brave. It made me think. American Independence was possible due to the bravery and tenacity of a very special group of people. It's not all that surprising though. Those same people had already crossed a dangerous ocean to take up residence in a wild new land filled with more trials and unknowns than success stories. They had done so to seek freedom from religious tyranny. It's little wonder they would be willing to die for the preservation of that hard-earned sense of independent thoughts, beliefs and life choices.
A lot of discussion surrounded the decision to unite behind the Declaration of Independence, and a lot of revision went into the final document. As an American I enjoy the results of this sovereign separation. As a writer I appreciate both the magnitude of the endeavor and the demand for freedom written into a declaration that was essentially an act of treason.
It's the who, what, where and when of why I can write what I want, or in other words think what I wish, without fear of censor or punishment. This does of course pressupose I have no desire to incite riot or anarchy--as well it should.
The point however is that we as writers are all very lucky to live in such a land of freedom. We must also have the bravery to continue to ensure future generations can read and write their choice of topics or authors. Illuminated texts must be cherished, but with the advance of technology at least burning books can't ensure they will never be read again. Enjoy your independence while supporting your fellow writers and their right to write!
Insecure Writer's Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Don't forget to thank co-hosts for the July 2 posting of the IWSG: Krista McLaughlin, Kim Van Sickler,Heather Gardner, and Hart Johnson!
I blog there the 18th of each month!
Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)
Illuminati: The Book of Life
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.80)
The Keeper's Secret: Tell-Tale Publishing's Annual Horror Anthology
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
2016 NaNoWriMo Winner!
My Newest Release
An Amazon Bestseller!
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