paper dreams

i have a pocketful of folded paper cranes,
inked with agony, worry, fear of my boneless brain.
numb, loss, i’ll wander, maybe after i watch them burn.

08.31.2017
©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo by Dev Benjamin on Unsplash

In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week 83.
If you want to join, here are the simple rules:
  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Agony

three day 3 quotes

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


A look back,

to the words

that pushed me

to start

this blog.

A back track,

to the quote

that gave me

a brave heart

to write.

Photo credit: Quote Fancy

After three calls from three lovely ladies/ talented writers / a bit quote junkies? 🙂 — Ishma of Ishma Imroz, Jade of Jade M. Wong and Heena of Heena Rathore P., I am now participating again with 3 days 3 Quotes Challenge. 🙂

RULES OF THIS CHALLENGE:

  1. Post three consecutive days
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

MY THREE NOMINEES FOR TODAY ARE (my newest followers):

  1. Shona
  2. Lisa
  3. Shrikant

Thank you for following me. I hope you will enjoy this challenge! 🙂

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BLOG AWARDS: Blogger Recognition Award

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

Saying my heartfelt thank you to the awesome A Quirky Something for nominating me to another encouraging award, that’s the Blogger Recognition Award created by the book blog, Edge of Night

Please do visit  A Quirky Something and check out her thought-provoking blog posts!

Going back to this award, here’s what to do once you are nominated:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Write a post to show off your award!
  • Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  • Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

First of all, here are the 15 awesome blogs that I would like to read and know more about:

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How my blog started:

In my very first post, AgonyI included a quote:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I have been afraid of starting my own blog even though I am a Journalism graduate. I feared the bashers and the Grammar Nazi’s.

But it was August 28, 2014 when I ditch all my fears and brave my way to this blogosphere! 😀

Advice to new bloggers:

Personally, I think I am in no position yet to give tips because I am a newbie myself. I only have less than 200 followers. 🙂

But as a writer, I would like to say that:

  • Just be TRUE to yourself.
  • Just BELIEVE in yourself.
  • Just be FRIENDLY to your co-bloggers.
  • Just have FUN.

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Thank you again A Quirky Something!

Lots of blog-love!

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WRITING 101: Phases of Agony

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Let me tell you my writing journey, inspired by a quote the MOVED me. – rosemawrites

August 28, 2014: Agony 

It has been eight years since I dreamed of having my own blog.

Honestly, I have fears of bashers and grammar Nazis. People who might critique my write-ups. People who might oppose my opinions.

Yes, it took me those long years to have the courage to publish my thoughts, my views and my what-not’s.

Now it will be all available for the viewing and reading netizens. I am now ready for either praises or rejections, for either wow! or boo!, for anything that this blogosphere has in store for A Reading Writer like me.

A MONTH after: Ending Agony 

With more than a month as a blogger, I have learned that all my fears are just non-sense.

I have been nominated by equally awesome bloggers in Liebster and One Lovely Blog awards. I have known writers and readers that I can share my views and opinions.

And I have come to learn and to know more about myself. These are enough proofs that writing has greater perks than cons.

A YEAR after: Agony turns into Bliss 

After a year of taking that leap of faith to end my AGONY, now I feel pure BLISS. It was all worth it.

My first readers know that I am Journalism graduate who really want to chase that elusive dream of being a writer.

A year after I started this blog, I can now call myself a WRITER. A PR writer, yes. Not a newspaper writer, yes. But I am now living the dream that I thought was not possible. (Sorry for getting too sentimental, guys!)

I am just so happy to have this blog and to have those more than 100 followers. Yeps. I know 100 followers is not a big thing, but I am still thankful for that.

It was such a great feeling to overcome that AGONY. But it was the best feeling to know a lot of book bloggers who I can consider as my virtual friends. It’s just pure BLISS!

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This post is inspired by Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 5 assignment.

Day 5: Let social media inspire you

One of the goals of Writing 101 is to tap into new and unexpected places for post ideas. Today, let’s look to Twitter for inspiration. Don’t worry — you don’t need a Twitter account to participate in this prompt. Below, you’ll see five tweets: each tweet is interesting in its own way, and we hope one will elicit a response from you.

I went to Twitter and saw this quote and voila, the memories went back.

I hope you enjoyed reading it.

Your comments will be highly appreciated! 🙂

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BLOG-A-VERSARY: Agony turns into Bliss

Blog-a-versary

After a year of taking that leap of faith to end my AGONY, now I feel pure BLISS. It was all worth it. – rosemawrites

It was August 28, 2014 when I first published A READING WRITER’s first post, Agony.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

My first readers know that I am Journalism graduate who really want to chase that elusive dream of being a writer.

A year after I started this blog, I can now call myself a WRITER. A PR writer, yes. Not a newspaper writer, yes. But I am now living the dream that I thought was not possible.

(Sorry for getting too sentimental, guys!)

I am just so happy to have this blog and to have those more than 100 followers. Yeps. I know 100 followers is not a big thing, but I am still thankful for that.

As my way of looking back on my blogging journey, expect more BLOG-A-VERSARY posts on the coming days!

It was such a great feeling to overcome that AGONY. But it was the best feeling to know a lot of book bloggers who I can consider as my virtual friends. It’s just pure BLISS!

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FIRST BLOG POST: Agony

Blog-a-versary

Because A READING WRITER is now a one-year-old blog, here is my very first post.

A post full of fear yet full of hope. A post made possible by courage.

– rosemawrites

A Reading Writer

It has been eight years since I dreamed of having a blog. Something I can call my own. Honestly, I have fears of bashers and grammar Nazis. People who might critique my write-ups. People who might oppose my opinions. Yes, it took me those long years to have the courage to publish my thoughts, my views and my what-not’s. Now it will be all available for the viewing and reading netizens. I am now ready for either praises or rejections, for either wow! or boo!, for anything that this blogosphere has in store for A Reading Writer like me.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Now my agony has ended.

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Agony

It has been eight years since I dreamed of having a blog. Something I can call my own. Honestly, I have fears of bashers and grammar Nazis. People who might critique my write-ups. People who might oppose my opinions. Yes, it took me those long years to have the courage to publish my thoughts, my views and my what-not’s. Now it will be all available for the viewing and reading netizens. I am now ready for either praises or rejections, for either wow! or boo!, for anything that this blogosphere has in store for A Reading Writer like me.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Now my agony has ended.