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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for April, Aspiring Author, And All About...

Once upon a time, a teacher told me to write what I know.

I know a lot of things. I know about family, friends, and neighbors. I know about cats, kids, and cooking. I know about writing.

Most of all, I know about me.

A long time ago, I started a journal. I wrote in it every day, if only one word.

My name is Linda Della Donna. I am a writer, and aspiring author. I am a widow. I am a mother, and a DaDee, that is what my grand kids call me, I got two of them.

In honor of the 2012 April Blog Writing Challenge, I have decided to write

All About Me, 

From A-Z

I started writing at an early age. I scribbled with a chubby red crayon in my big sister's school books. This is a photo of me, age 4. It is June 9, 1952, my birthday. When I was not scribbling in big sister's school books, I was wishing for a horse. That look on my face is one of surprise. Because that is exactly what I was when the man marching a horse down a dead end street filled with raucous kids playing in it, announced my name. He carried a cowboy hat, plopped it on my head (I took it off), plunked me in the saddle, sang Happy Birthday Linda, and snapped this photo.

 Writing Tip:

Write what you know.

Writing Quote:

"If you're going to fulfill your writing dream, you  have to start."--Kristi Holl, from her book, "Writer's First Aid."

Until this time next time.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
"Come journal with me, your book is yet to be."


Word Crafter said...

Linda - I called you Donna on face book sorry, LOL but I loved your post and your picture. Write what you know is good advice as is write what you are passionate to know about.
Great job, I await more about you on this blog tour.
Billie at I'm in the challenge at # 1164 LOL

Wendy H said...


I am also participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge.

I enjoyed reading your post. I look forward to reading more. It is nice to meet you!

Have a great week!

Ola Jaggers said...

I love that picture.... love it!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

I'm also participating in A to Z, I would love for you to stop by and visit,!

Nice to meet you.

Mel said...

As a college writing instructor, I couldn't agree with you or your former teacher more. Write what you know! Fantastic post. Looking forward to seeing what else you write :)

Kay said...

I enjoyed reading your post and I like your topic. I thought about writing about myself(it's what I know, after all!), but instead I'm writing about something I feel passionately about (and hopefully know something about).