Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing


Today I’m writing for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group’s blog hop. The first Wednesday of each month, we write in inspiration to a question posed by the group’s administrators. We don’t need to write in response to the question posed, but I like to use their query as the springboard for the monthly post.

This month the OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question is: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

giant peach

Living in a Peach

At first I was stumped by this question. I couldn’t think of any early experience where I learned that language had power. But then a book leaped to mind, one I’d read in the third grade. James and the Giant Peach. Even though I’ve read voraciously since I learned about how the letters made words, which made a story, in third grade I discovered James and the Giant Peach, Charlotte’s Web, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Fifty years later I still recall the magic of these three books. I was carried to worlds most magnificent. I found out that books can transport us – and that’s a pretty strong argument for language having power.

Comments on: "Living in a Peach #IWSG" (4)

  1. These are three of my favorite books, too. Words impact us for sure.


  2. Ronel Janse van Vuuren said:

    Those are great books! I’ve recently gifted my copies to my newborn niece — hopefully she’ll love them when she learns how to read 🙂

    Ronel visiting for #IWSG day: Help Me, Please!

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