To all aspiring authors, writers, bloggers, illustrators, artists, singers, dancers, musicians and all others:
If you are writing, blogging or otherwise creating with words, you are a writer
If you are drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting or otherwise creating in the visual arts, you are an artist
If your singing and/or playing an instrument, you are a musician
If you move your body to the rhythm, whether for work, pleasure or as part of a cardiac exercise, you are a dancer
Do not let the word aspiring limit your perception of yourself or your talents
Be a writer aspiring to get your works published
Be an artist aspiring to do book covers or have your work shown in a gallery
Be a musician aspiring to perform in front of live crowds or have that album recorded or even teach your music to the younger generations
Be a dancer aspiring to be on broadway or a music video or lead an exercise class or teach others to move to the rhythm
You already are, now go and be
I started my blog in September of 2017. A lot of stuff has happened since then, and I have added a lot of posts. I have recently purchased a domain – jimgblack.blog – through WordPress.com, who has been posting my blogs from the beginning, and so I am editing this post to bring it up to date.
So…the title, Broken Anvil…what does it mean? I hear you asking. When I was younger my daddy used to say I could tear up an anvil, if I could ever get my hands on one. It wasn’t that I was a destructive little brat (depending on whom you ask), just very inquisitive as to how things worked. So, I would tear things apart to get to the insides. I just never could put them back together – hence the reason I’m not a surgeon.
Anyway, I have often thought that Broken Anvil would be a good name for a lot of things, none of which I could ever get around to creating. So I figured, what the heck? Use it as the title for my blog. If you look at my profile, you will see that I started this venture to practice my writing and just have fun with it.
I am starting my first book, and welcome any and all help, advice, tips, tricks and criticisms I can get. I hope you will read and follow my posts, and recommend me to others. My two biggest wishes are that I will become a better writer, and that you will just enjoy what you read. I have a lot of interests, and will write on a variety of things. Some serious. Some humorous. But always from the heart and my warped perspective on things. You can also follow me on Twitter and my writing page on Facebook, which I see needs a lot of serious work, by clicking on the social media icons found on each page. I hope you like what you see. If you do, please leave a like and/or a comment. And feel free to recommend my blog to others who might enjoy it.
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Thanks for the affirmation and encouragement from all of us artists out there!
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