you’re invited

This isn’t a challenge or a competition. This isn’t something we track. This isn’t something to join, which means it isn’t something to fail. 

This is simply an invitation. 

An invitation for those who discover the magic of stories because you write.

An invitation for those who know the magic of stories because you used to write

An invitation for those who want to know the magic of stories because you imagine being a story collector and sometimes you imagine being a writer

An invitation for those who wish they could know the magic of stories, but feel like there’s never a story to tell. This is especially an invitation for you.

we write on blogs.

If you don’t have one, start one. If you don’t know how, Google: “How to start a blog.” You will figure it out. 

If you have one, but you don’t remember how to find it, start a new one. You did it once, you can do it again.

If you have one, but people have used it as a way to hurt you, I am sorry about that. It stinks. You can open it again, but you don’t have to. Start a new one…and use a pen name or a nom de plume, as they say in France. (That’s what writers call a fake name, but pen name or nom de plume sound so much more whimsical. If you’ve had people hurt you through your blog, you deserve some whimsy in your life.) 

You have one, but you think that part of your life is over. Stop being silly and go open a post box. You will be surprised how much comes back to you and soon you will be wondering why you ever stopped. 

You have one, and you use it to join all kinds of writing communities. That’s awesome! You can share it here, too.

Just accept the invitation…and open a new post box.

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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