Posts Tagged ‘cultural’

Exploring the Expat Harem

I just received my first comment on my blog “Accidental Writer” from Anastasia Ashman who edited the book “Tales from the Expat Harem”. She led me to the website Expat+HAREM, which describes itself as “the global niche”. Well, just the name was intriguing enough to delve into further. I spent an hour exploring and reading the blogs posted by women from various countries and with varied backgrounds and experiences.

The Accidental Writer

I want to be a writer. Don’t you? Perhaps you already are one, and don’t even realize it. I’ve decided that I’m a writer. I LOVE to write. I write constantly. I actually LOVE the act of writing. I love holding a pen, creating words with ink on paper, typing letters on a screen that become a message to a friend across the oceans. I love that I can take what is in my head and record it forever, or change and mold it a thousand times.

I just returned from the FIGT conference in Texas where probably a third of the 200 participants were writers or wanted to be. Those who were published writers weren’t necessarily famous outside their field. But it didn’t matter. What I discovered was this strange human fascination with writing; with telling a story.