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Spring Semester 1998
12/2/2008 2:53:55 PM
On a whim, having always wanted to write the great American novel, I enrolled in a creative writing class. I was in for a shock: the first assignment was to write a poem. A poem about any subject, in any style. Write a poem? I didn't want to write poems, I wanted to learn how to write a novel but write a poem I did and I, for lack of a better term, quickly became hooked. It was also required that we write an essay. It might interest the reader to know that although older than the other hundreds of students, at my professor's urging, that first year I entered the first essay I ever wrote in a scholarship contest and won over thousands of other students. When my name was announced as the winner of the Scholarship for Literary Excellence I was glued to my seat and couldn't believe what I heard. The title of the essay is "A Brand-New Chapter", it's about becoming a writer, the last of the free speakers. (Never hurts to brag a little now and then *s*.) The required essay written I began to write poetry at a furious pace and soon realized I needed a computer. That year,1998,I bought my first one. I had no idea how to operate it but I learned and began to submit my poetry to every website I could find. Not knowing the first thing about web design I nonetheless soon realized I wanted my own website. I purchased the domain name and designed the site. What a pitiful thing it was. Having become acquainted with a couple of poets on the other sites I was submitting to, I invited them to join me at my new site. They did, and I'll be eternally grateful to those two writers for entrusting me with their works. I now realize that it was a great sacrifice for them to do so for it was one of those sites that only a novice can put together. But, I studied, learned web design, and soon other poets followed suit. The end result is today's product, The Writing Forum - thewritingforum.net - a very large website for poets of all levels of expertise from beginning to many times published who write in all genres. Many of them have been discoverd through The Writing Forum and are now published. I'm still working on the novel and who knows, some day I may actually finish it. I have taken parts of the novel and made them into short stories and along with 67 poems Publish America published my book, "Reach for the Moon" in July of this year. I've also had many of my poems published in numerous anthologies, magazines, e-zines and on occasion I write free-lance for my local newspaper. But, nothing brings me greater joy than operating my website.

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More Blogs by Marcia Miller-Twiford
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•  Spring Semester 1998 - Tuesday, December 02, 2008  


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