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Motivational Muses #18


ALYSHA SPEER

I choose to write because it’s perfect for me.

It’s an escape, a place I can go to hide.

It’s a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else.

It’s a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own.

It’s a book, when I need to be somewhere else.

It’s control, when I feel so out of control.

It’s healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.

And it’s fun, when life is just flat-out boring.

Guest Post: Kim Lee: My Writing Journey


I approached Kim Lee less than a fortnight ago to ask if she could write a guest post for WriteNow. I had only been following her for a few days, but her passion for writing seeped through every word and her maturity and confidence to writing was amazing. Visit her blog here. And without further ado, I present to you Kim Lee’s journey as a writer through her own words:

Kim Lee

As a kid in elementary school, I had all kinds of dreams. I wrote, often, but I didn’t think of it as a career. I wanted to be a pilot, a chef, an architect. For a while, I even dreamed of being a basketball player. By the time I entered high school, I had other thoughts. I still wanted to be an architect, and I had definitely developed skills with computers and the Internet. But I wanted to be a counselor, or a psychiatrist. At that point, what I wanted to be was no longer clear to me. I silently wondered if that was normal. It seemed nearly everyone I knew was sure that they wanted to be this and would be studying that. But I couldn’t decide. Puzzled and perplexed, I picked up an empty notebook …and began to write.

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