The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I have written nonfiction for many years, but my journey as a writer of fiction is just beginning. Thank you for joining me on this adventure!

I don’t remember when I didn’t write. I was writing little sentences before I could recite the alphabet. I couldn’t see the reason to learn a list of letters that made no sense when there were words to learn and fashion into poems and stories. 

But, as I grew older and continued into higher and higher levels of schooling, I wrote fewer stories and poems. My writing took the form of reports and essays, debate arguments and speech oratories. When finally out of school, my chosen career required – and still requires- much in the way of formal, professional writing, but there was finally time for a different kind of writing, the kind that comes from the heart as much as the mind. 

So, I write.  I continue to write nonfiction to support my career and present my configuration of truth. But, now I am also writing fiction to lift my thoughts from mere daydreams to something tangible, something real, something lasting. 

So, welcome to my adventure in telling tales and writing stories.

by PortiaLily Taylor

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