Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Shoe on the Other Foot by Diana Flegal

I thought today I would ask you all a few questions.


What inspired you to write your first article or book?


Was it a person, a title that came to you, or a personal experience.


Please share it here with us.


And have a great over the hump day!

8 comments:

Linda Glaz said...

On a trip Chicago, my oldest daughter read her Mary Higgins Clark almost as soon as we left and then whined about what she'd do at Grandma's. So I started scribbling on a legal pad and wrote her a 60 page story to read there. She enjoyed it, IT WAS HORRIBLE, but it was the start of something I couldn't put down.

Heather Marsten said...

In speaking with an editor on a book I wrote about Nehemiah, I was told I did not have the platform to support the book I was writing. I shared some of my testimony and the editor said that would be an excellent book. I've been working on my memoir since, it's called Tell me what He did. I grew up in a home filled with abuse and every morning after my father came into my room my mom greeted me with, "I heard him in your room last night, tell me what he did." I'd have to tell her my father's actions. She wrote them down in notebooks, filling up two before the courts intervened. In rebellion, I turned to the occult and new age, and ultimately God drew me to Him. I'm sharing my spiritual journey, the ups and downs, the therapy and all I vainly tried in my quest for healing until I finally come to the healing knowledge of Jesus. The book title has a double meaning - not only tell what my father did, but tell what He (Jesus) did. One of my beta readers is a priest and he has told me that my words will not only help abuse victims, but they have helped him counsel other victims of abuse. I want to reach others so they know that no matter what has happened to them, God can heal and restore.

Diana Flegal said...

Linda, that is such a cool story- and Heather- wow- all we go through can benefit others, and I applaud you on being willing to share your tragic childhood so others might walk out of the bondage of theirs.
Thank you both for sharing.

Linda Glaz said...

AMen, amazing what brings us to this writing journey!

Susan DeBruin said...

I wrote a short story for a high school assignment and my mother loved it so much she insisted I turn it into a book. Almost 15 years later, I still love writing and I finally turned that story into a book for my mom :)

Diana Flegal said...

Susan, my son is a naturally gifted writer- just can't seem to believe in himself at this point. :-( This encourages me that some day I will hold in my hands a book my son wrote.

greenlightlady said...

Diana, yesterday, on another agency blog, I had an 'aha' moment. I realized there's a common thread throughout all of my writing: Recovery. I started keeping a journal over 30 years ago while going through a recovery of my own. And each story I write involves a recovery story of some sort. So I'd say my motivation for writing is to encourage others to believe that wellness is possible for them and/or for those they care about. God used writing as part of my healing. Now I hope my words will point others to the Healer.
Blessings on your weekend ~ Wendy ❀

Diana Flegal said...

Wendy, that is beautiful. I am sure your writing will be used in that way. Blessings, Diana