HERE is the rest of the story.

View my posts HERE.

The blog has been imported from my old site—when I had no clue what to do.

Once I find that all I want has been transferred to this site, then I will set that old blog aside for a bit.

When I first joined WP I focused on art and writing. Eventually I found it did not work out for me. Why WordPress for art?

So, I split the two themes. WordPress is about my writing journey. Blogger is about my art journey.

Both WP and Blogger posts are then sent to Twitter and FB. My limit for social connections. Oh, I have since joined Pinterest but don’t really get it.

Therefore, dear reader, you may read my blog at this new site or click on the HERE link to see the old site.

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J. M. Orise Writing Blog

My passion is creating imagery. I love to paint  and  write.

Over the years, I’ve written lots of poems and have stored them away. At first I was unsure of my ability to write well. Then I imagined poetry as painting with words instead of a brush. This idea actually made it easier for me to write. Pictures appear in my mind’s eye and the words follow.

After completing my first manuscript, I joined a writers group and their advice helped me see how a story is woven together. I have since rewriten and added a few strokes here and there to refine the story.

Someone asked me  if I find a similarity between painting and writing—knowing when to stop. There definitely is a similarity. When are you done? Will I mess up the ending like the painting that should have been left alone. That added touch of color or mixing the wrong colors could produce a dull, muddy painting.  Adding too many words just to ‘fluff’ a sentence or paragraph could also result in a dull, muddy story. Not every painting is a masterpiece and I assume the same for writing. So wish me luck and confidence to improve my craft.

I shall continue writing because my characters are now a part of me and I can’t abandon them.

Happy writing and painting to you.

J. M. Orise