Monday, May 16, 2011

Guest Post - Why I Write by Janell Loveland

I am so excited to present my first guest post today!  Janell and I were co-workers.  I didn't know she was a fellow writer until I saw posts on Facebook.  Take it away, Janell...

Have you ever felt like you had something to say yet for some reason, fail to get it out? That's how I have always felt, and to an extent, how I still feel. My brain-to-mouth communication is less than acceptable, add that to already being shy and its a recipe for poor conversation. Now, give me a pen and paper and I can talk your head off any day. Sure, I still try my hand at talking, sometimes, but I find I stammer and lose my words. It's frustrating to say the least.

I think that's why I started writing. I got tired of boring people or coming off as a terrible person and instead started writing notes, or letters, or stories with a happy ending. You can ask any of my grade school teachers about me and they will tell you of a girl with a short attention span and an annoying habit of passing notes in class.

As I've gotten older and begun to understand myself, I know I was blessed with this gift for a reason. People deal with situations differently and oddly enough, I think I deal with the curve balls in life pretty well. Instead of keeping it all bottled inside or laying it on someone else's shoulders, I seek the comfort of a piece of paper. It listens to me as if I'm the only person that matters, is never judgmental and I always walk away feeling better. So, I put my emotions and hopes and dreams in words. I bare my soul on paper and am a better person for it.

I honestly don't know why I decided to take the route I have with my writing, or even why I decided to publish some of my stories. I just know that above all, writing makes me happy. I hope that even one person that reads my writing can be stronger for it, or smile because of it. 

Thanks, Janell!

You can find Janell's novellette's on Smashwords at:

She also uses the pen name Evangeline Love:
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We'd both love your comments, have a great day!


  1. Thank you for taking the time - Dean and Janel.

    I hear you Janel, I write much better than I speak. In speech, I mess up cliches all the time, hubby teases me about it lol

    I also love the power of the written word, the ability to touch people.

  2. Thanks Dean for having me.

    Carolyn, I'm glad I'm not alone, but I am sorry you have that issue as well. A lot of what I read really touches me and I hope to do the same, even though I don't always write the best. Good luck with your writing. :)

  3. Thank You for the great comment, Carolyn...and Thank You for contributing to my blog, Janell...