To use Lisa Longworth’s analogy, writing can be like a hummingbird sucking his nectar. It is food for the soul, fueling your creative process. Writing is a journey. It is a voyage of discovery and, maybe, its goal is simply the joy of knowing the journey will never end. Writing ignites the imagination. The tool is the heart; the medium is words. So when writing even nonfiction, the writer cannot help but be inspired in the process, be it in research or in descriptive prose. New avenues appear. Thoughts, feelings, and insight create blossoms on the trees along the road of this journey. Come along and join me on this trip and remember, the journey never ends. To quote Sendivogus, philosopher and chemist of the 17th century: “There is no greater help toward a successful end than a good beginning.” With this preamble, may I invite you to join me as we begin the voyage!
Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe, is an author, artist and speaker. Patricia has written ten books. Her first La Jolla book was the Winner of the San Diego Books Awards in 2002. A Cruel Calm, the USABookNews.com Finalist Award, 2013 she won First Prize for historical fiction. Named Author of the Year 2016-2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals and Lifetime of Achievement and Success in 2017. She was raised in La Jolla and Washington, D.C. She still owns a house in La Jolla and remains a member of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.
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