Turning Bumps into books
By Butterflyy – Guest Blogger
Turning bumps into books; I think everyone has a creative side.
I choose to turn my light bulbs experiences, my failure, my success, and my fears into books. You may choose gardening, another person may choose music, another person may choose pottery. Some people choose to just sit on their experiences, well not I says the butterfly.
I chose to write. Writing for me is therapeutic, so whenever I am going through something I write. When I’m happy I write, when I am sad I write, when I’m overjoyed I write, when I’m confused I write, when I’m in love I write, when I fall out of love I write. As you can see, I write about everything.
According to my grandfather, my creative juices span as far back as three years old. He always said I would do great things because of the stories I would tell. One day he and I were talking and he said he enjoyed listening to me concoct stories; the more I told the story the bigger my eyes got, adding tall tales that any stranger would believe. He was the greatest for believing in me before I knew what belief in myself was.
My grandmother would say “Ms Hollywood you are special” from time to time, giving me ideas about story topics.
“Ms Hollywood, you are special”
“Pen to paper has healed my spirit”
Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen currently resides in Memphis, TN, where she is a GirlBoss. With ventures in the arts community as an author and poet, she credits being a native New Orleanian as the foundation for her welcoming nature. Ellen also finds great passion in the many hats she adorns as a writing coach, speaker, entertainment host, blogger, and talk radio co-host. She writes “To Her for Her”, the theme behind BSLinspire/Breaking the Silence through LIterature (the non-profit she founded in 2011). Ellen is also a mother of three and grandmother to three GrandKings.
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