12 Jun

Author Confessions: Part Two

I was fifteen, neither a child, not an adult in limbo-land.  Part of me still wanting to play with Fuzzy Felts and Etch a Sketch and the other part, immersed in Rimmel Twilight Teaser Lipstick, jumper dresses and heels I couldn’t walk in.  Crimped hair, Duran, Duran and ‘Adam Ant’ were calling me.  As for boys, they were still stinky and yucky and yet there was a curiosity building. 

Author Confessions
’’When you are true to yourself, you can express all of who you are, holding nothing back.  By doing so, you gain a sense of self-acceptance and confidence.  As a writer and author, this is part of the journey of daring to be you, being brave enough to be real no matter how ugly it gets and sharing your story. ‘’ Wendy Fry

Author Experience

My wake-up call to falling in love with writing freely from my heart was in secondary school when ‘Mr Howard’, the English Teacher at Sutton West set a homework essay to write on the topic” My Family.” This writing project was BANG on time, and I couldn’t wait to spew the contents of my heart.  My parents were getting a DIVORCE. I had no idea what a DIVORCE was though it is sure as hell worse than LEARNING THE ALPHABET!

Growing up was a confusing time for me.  All that I had known had become unknown.  I felt like a zombie, staggering about in a stunned daze.

I didn’t tell a soul about how I was feeling.  Instead, I wrote pages and pages about My Family.  Pen and paper became my trusted friend. Communicating in a new way without fear of judgement, blame or upsetting either parent, I wrote out my deepest hurts and fears. 

I knew in that turning point moment, swinging on my wonky chair by the window in the English hut, 5B my life would never be the same because I’d fallen in love with writing.  Writing truthfully about my heartfelt experiences was then and still is now totally freeing. 

As a result of this life-changing poop storm, homework of the essay kind took on a new meaning and my writing ability improved prolifically.  Not writing for reward or recognition, purely to release emotional pain, it was an unexpected bonus to receive A’s in red pen for my English work.

I nearly kissed Mr Howard for introducing me to ‘writing from my heart’, but he had an orange beard with some of his lunch attached and the overwhelming stale smell, I rapidly reigned in that idea.  The man was a genius, a master in the making; he knew the power of words and how they can change lives. I am genuinely grateful for that day.  

Author’s Story & Attitude

So, you see, ‘My Story’ and my writing journey began out of shock, fear, confusion and uncertainty.  I do believe writing from my heart saved my life and got me through those dark days. 

You are not what happened to you – YOU define who you become – Wendy Fry

My BIG WHY (the reason I write) is plain and simple.  I write to Help Other People Evolve.  To encourage them to share their story and write from their hearts. 

Be sure to share the words of your heart with your journal as a starting point to writing your first blog, self-help book, memoir or novel.  Perhaps you will agree, it’s about time you set your words free? Write from Your Heart, my third book will show you how.

Feel free to feedback on your experience of learning to read and write in the comments below. I’d love to find out what you’re working on and how I may be of support to you as a writing coach and mentor.

Author Bio

 

Write from Your Heart – Amazon Bestseller. Order your copy here

Wendy Fry – Writing Coach, Ghostwriter and Therapist with over twenty years in the writing and wellbeing industry will empower you to set and achieve your personal and writing goals. Offering transformational, simple, and practical strategies, you will discover your innate confidence and creativity to attract the success you deserve.  www.wendyfry.com  Helping you write from your heart.

Bestselling Author of Write from Your Heart, Mothers & Daughters & Find YOU, Find LOVE Available in e-book and paperback for your enjoyment.  Order your copy of Write from Your Heart Here

11 Jun

Author Confessions

Twenty-six letters of the alphabet are shaping your life.

How will you use your words to work for you?

Author Confessions
You can change your life through writing!

Author Confessions: Part One

From an early age, I hated writing.  As much as I tried, tongue sticking out in concentration, trying to remember the shape and the curve of each letter, I could not get it right.  My little fingers, gripping a stubby pencil and saying ‘bottoms’ when I missed out sections of the alphabet or confused the letters back to front it was infuriating.   Perhaps you have been there too? 

I dreaded having to recite the alphabet though I must admit, the ‘L, M, N, O, P’ section was the most fun.  Taking a deep breath in when I got to this part, puffing up my chest in a sing-song voice and waving my arms about as if I was conducting an orchestra, I always remembered the ‘lemon part’ as I called it!

Join me now, stand up, take a breath and in your best singing voice let’s have a rendition of ‘’L, M, N, O, P’’ and have a little shimmy with it if you must.

Grumpy, tearful, and afraid of ‘THE ALPHABET’ which seemed as bad as saying a rude word and not knowing what it meant, I KNEW IT WAS BAD!  I sat cross-legged, on the chocolate coloured carpet in the house I grew up in, 13 Milton Road, Wimbledon SW19 in despair. My chubby legs were full of pins and needles from lack of movement, surrounded by balls of scrunched up paper.  Eyes streaming with tears and crying hysterically as my mother’s angry face looked fit to burst because I could not learn the alphabet as quickly as she wanted me to. 

The memory of her shouting and pointedly waving her index finger, ‘’you’ll learn this bloody alphabet if it kills me,’’ in the confused mind of a four-year-old didn’t I want to get it right in case it killed my mother. 

Subconsciously I was blocking myself from writing.  I know the therapists amongst you will be nodding with understanding right now. 

How will your future change when you write the story of your past and leave it there? – Wendy Fry

Wendy Fry Author Ghostwriter Writing Coach
You are not what happened to you. Use your experience shape who you become!

Author’s Style & Tone

Your beliefs about writing and the power of your words ultimately shape your life.   

If you think it is hard to write or become an author, it will be. 

What do you remember about learning to read and write? 

Was it a joyful experience learning the alphabet or one which may have blocked you from achieving success as a writer up to now?

Write your account and detail what you remember about your learning experiences in a journal.

Where are you now in relation to starting or completing your first book and is the ending of the story you are telling compelling?

What stories have you been telling yourself about what could go wrong?  Are they true?  Where is the evidence expert in you thinking?

What’s your reason to write and how will using your words to your best advantage serve you?

Chapter and verse, self-help book, memoir, fiction novel, children’s book, a blog post, website content, even your text messages and emails all started with intention and a passion for writing. 

Twenty-six letters of the alphabet are shaping your life. 

How will you use your words to work for you?

We are all authors. Write your story into being.   

Author Bio

Wendy Fry – Writing Coach, Ghostwriter and Therapist with over twenty years in the writing and wellbeing industry will empower you to set and achieve your personal and writing goals. Offering transformational, simple, and practical strategies, you will discover your innate confidence and creativity to attract the success you deserve.  www.wendyfry.com  Helping you write from your heart.

Bestselling Author of Write from Your Heart, Mothers & Daughters & Find YOU, Find LOVE.

Wendy Fry Author Ghostwriter Writing Coach
Working with you and for you sharing your message, your passion and your purpose. When you write from your heart, your words will not fail you!