Friday, December 30, 2011

A Picture Can Be Worth A Thousand Words

One of my goals for 2012 is to become more computer literate and make better use all of the things that are available on line to expand my blog readership. If you do follow my blog please click on follow so I know someone out there is reading what I try to write. Thanks to those that have already clicked as followers.

For Christmas I received a wireless mouse and a couple of USB storage devices thanks to my sister-in-law and my son and daughter-in-law. I have already copied all 50 of my storage cd’s, both documents and picture files onto to the new USB devices. I know your probably thinking, “he’s so far behind he’ll never catch up”, but at least I’m trying and do believe that one is ever too old to learn.

Writing projects for 2012 are, first, to edit my current book, “The Coded Letter”. Actually I gave copies to a couple of relatives at Christmas to read, as is, after one edit by me, to see if it’s even worth trying to publish. Next I plan to make my first book, “Anchors Aweigh,” into something that everyone might enjoy reading by removing many of the personal and too often repeated thoughts. It turned out to be mainly copies of the letters I sent home. My third writing objective is to continue writing a sequel to my last book. “The Coded Letter.” It looks like the main location will be one of my favorite places, Key West, Florida and that my main characters will remain the same. My last writing goal is to continue to write blogs as the spirit moves me. I have found one more thing that will be inspire my writings and may help you if you write.

I have been copying all of our slides and pictures from albums all the way back to pictures taken by my grandparents. Looking at all of these pictures makes me question what the people, some that are unnamed, were thinking and doing when these pictures were taken. Many bring back fond memories and could lead to an autobiography.

So this one goes out to all of you writers suggesting that when you get that “what should I write about writer’s block”, pull out some of those old picture albums, shoe boxes with pictures in or get out the slide projector and revisit the past. I can almost guarantee that you will think of something to write about. If you don’t write now, but always wanted to try, then this might give you the ideas needed to start. What’s the worst that can happen? You can bore someone to death with your writing. Hope my writing doesn’t do that too often. Yes, a picture could lead to a thousand words.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the picture thing. I got all of my grandparents boxes of pictures. I went through them and threw out any where I didn't know the people. Neither my bro or sis would know and no one is alive who could tell who is who. Pics we knew of old homesteads we kept. My 2012 goal is to put them all on a disc along with all my old slides of which I have thousands! Good luck, buddy!

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