Jenny Knipfer–Author

Historical fiction author, Jenny Knipfer, shares her books, inspiration, and thoughts on life and writing. Purchase books, read Jenny's blog, or listen to encouraging podcasts highlighting the life of a writer.

Could a balloon of lovely thoughts make your words float up and lift you and others from the drudgery of plodding one foot in front of the other? Are warm, kind thoughts like fresh baked pies ready to be served up and dished out to friends or strangers alike in the form of a loving or encouraging word? #mondayblog #wordpress #choosekindness #wordsgivelife #intentionalwords

A glimpse at my craziness via a writing exercise. #wordpress #mondayblog #MS #writingexercise #amwriting #amblogging

Today I want to share a deeper look at why I write, my motivation, and inspiration.

Have you ever worked at something really hard expecting to receive results, only to be surprised with the outcome? I have.

As I progress in my writing journey, I find variants in the process and differences of opinion when it comes to what other people consider good writing to be.

When I first started writing, I didn’t realize how many kinds of “third person” perspectives there were.

They say anticipating something can be more fun than whatever it is you’re expecting. Maybe. I try to recall a few times when I’ve looked forward to an event, a particular day, or a special occasion. Did I find more joy in the planning and expectation or in the main event? At times.

Over the years, writing has become my therapy. How I manage life and its trials has morphed with the passage of time, but my creativity has always been at the core of building a place I can release what is in me.

I venture to guess we’ve all been there—on the edge. Maybe your drop off points were something great, scary, or life altering. Mine have been all three. How many times have I dangled over a figurative cliff? More times than I would like to recount.

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