Writing from the Heart

Writing from the Heart

When we speak in the language that is ours, and tell our own stories, poems and truths, we are surprised that this is the source of our true writing. Listen. Pay attention. Feel. Keep your words flowing!

“Fill your paper with
the breathings of your heart.”
- William Wordsworth
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Poetry

Take a look inside your heart, That’s where a poem truly likes to start.
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Writing & Revision

If you are a teacher, writer, poet, or someone seeking to find your writing voice again, or for the first time, click below to learn more.
Writing Revision

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Nonfiction & Wonder

“I value that little phrase ‘I don’t know’ so highly. It’s small, but it flies on mighty wings.” (Wislawa Szymborska) Learn more about how nonfiction “flies on mighty wings.”
Nonfiction Wonder

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Heartmapping

Begin here. With the map you’ve already made in your heart. Click here to learn more about heartmapping.
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Biography

A lot of people ask me how did I become a writer. I’m never really sure how to answer that question because there weren’t’ any writers in my family, no one who encouraged me to become a writer, nor any footsteps to follow.

My mother was the librarian at our school where my three sisters and I attended. She was an avid reader of books, but also of newspapers, so reading was always a big part of our home life. I always say, you can’t be a writer without being a reader. I didn’t read widely but I read deeply. My favorite book was The Secret Garden; I must have read that book a dozen times looking for clues into my own life.

For my 10th birthday, my mother and father gave me one of those little diaries with a lock and key attached, and I started to write poems, record my feelings, thoughts and secrets. For family birthdays, I wrote down my poems and gave them away as birthday gifts. I was amazed that sometimes my words brought tears to my mother or father’s eyes. It was then I realized that words have the power to open/touch hearts.

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  1. Ozark, Mo School District

    August 4
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