Monday, November 23, 2015

With a Grateful Writer's Heart

                                    There is no greater agony than 
                                 bearing an untold story inside you. 
                                               ~Maya Angelou

For this I am grateful. 
By Janie Reinart

1. Freedom of Speech

I am grateful to live in a country where we can write and share our words without fear. These are the top ten countries that censor words and imprison or harass writers.  

2. Time

I am grateful to honor what I do by carving out space to work on my craft. Here are tips to help find your time.

3. Writing Community 

I am grateful for the writers and authors that I've met on line and face to face that join me on this journey. Check out 12 x 12, NF 4 NF, RhyPiBoMo, ReFoReMo, and PiBoIdMo, to name a few.

4. Books

I am grateful for mentor texts and books that catch my fancy, books on craft and books of interest and inspiration (for this week).

                     Mentor text and books that catch my fancy

Books on craft

Books of interest and inspirtation

5. Tools

I am grateful for the amazing technology that enables us to snap a picture, record a sound, and share our work. 

(Learned how to take slides from power point, make an imovie, add music and upload to YouTube to put in a blog post--this week.) I also love pen and paper to start a project. 

Share what you are grateful for as a writer.  


  1. I am grateful you are on the joinery with me, Janie, and that we met. Yay, Ohio writer friend!

    1. Kathy, so happy we met ❤️ Looking forward to the next time. Love your writing.

  2. Perfect blog post for this week, Janie. Makes us remember all we are blessed with. And yes, I ditto glad I got to meet you and share this writing journey with you.

    1. Sherri you are an inspiration. We need to get in touch more often. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. A Peaceful post for this strange time in our troubled World, Janie.
    I appreciate that I've met you in social media thu Group Blog & that I've met everyone
    in our generous group.
    And that's just for starters. So many fabulously creative folks have come my
    way through SCBWI, my own critique groups, workshops, facebook page groups & the like. I am thankful every day.

    Back to this post - the images are also, especially wonderful for writers.

    A very festive Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  4. Jan, lovely to follow you. Many blessings and Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. I'm grateful for my tribe of fellow writers and for my husband, who is always supportive of my writing. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

  6. Patricia grateful for you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. I'm grateful for the Grog blog writers!

  8. Reflecting on my many blessings this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me and my family.

    I am thankful to learn and grow with my writerly friends on the GROG Blog.

    Thank you, Janie. Big hugs.