Welcome to Day 12 of #write31days. The Five Minute Friday Free Writes prompt is the word write. Now that should be an easy one for writers. After all, I am a writer who loves to write.

 
I have heard lots of advice for writers, but one thing has stuck with me.

Write about what you know. Click To Tweet

 

So I try to put into words my experiences, feelings, thoughts, questions and ideas. One of my favorite ways is through haiku or other forms of poetry. I write about nature, family and whatever else comes to mind.

 

Writers write what you know

 

Living in a log house on the edge of the woods gives me a lot of inspiration. Click To Tweet

 

Spending time outdoors helps to clear my mind and relax me. To breathe the fresh air, to see the vastness of the sky, to hear the raindrops falling and wind blowing… All remind me of the glory of God. My heart then wants to praise Him.

 

So with my words, photos and art, I tell about what I know and love. Click To Tweet

 

While I love living near the woods I also enjoy the water. We spent the last two weeks of September on a lake in Maine. Every day I would sit outside thinking, writing or just simply enjoying the beauty. I have already shared some haiku inspired by that time. Now I’ll share a bit more.

 

 

 

Morning on the lake

Reflections in the water

Sailboat passes by

 

I took this video early one evening, because I wanted to capture the sound of the loons. No matter what time of day whether morning or evening the lake was lovely.

 

 

Hear the nighttime sounds

Of the loons out on the lake

Calling endlessly

 

 

I’m linking up with:  #TuneInThursday

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14 thoughts on “Writers Write About What We Know

  1. Gayl, You write so descriptively! I love your poetry here! And I especially loved the video of the loons calling on the lake! I have never listened to the song of the loon! It is so beautiful and peaceful! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Thanks so much, Peggi! The loon is one of the first things we heard when we got to the lake. It was just after dark and we could hear them loud and clear. I have had so much fun taking pictures in Maine and writing about our trip. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this.

      Blessings to you with much love and many hugs!! xoxo
      P.S. It was great to talk to you today!

  2. Dear Gayl,
    And how thankful I am that you do write and share with us what you know and see! These are beautiful photos and Haiku today, and the recording of the Loons is just like icing on the cake! Listening to their warbling song reminds me a little bit of the warble that the Sandhill Cranes sing when they fly overhead here. What beauty there is in the nature all around us! Love & Hugs, my friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      As always, I’m thankful for your encouraging comments here. You are a blessing! I don’t think I’ve ever heard the Sandhill Cranes. You are right. There is so much beauty in nature all around!

      Love, hugs and many blessings to you, too! xoxo

    1. We did have a wonderful trip. Thank you for your encouragement to me and my writing. 🙂 Your words are a blessing.

      Blessings to you, dear Amanda! xoxo

  3. So encouraging. Love that quote to write about what you know, that’s when it some easiest isn’t it. Love the video.

    1. I’m glad you were encouraged, Rachel! Yes, it does make it easier when we write what we know. I love the sound of the loons!

      Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting!

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