Meeting People; The Fun of Writing

Two weeks ago, I spoke to the Creative Writing Group at The Mancini Center in North Providence. Every time I do something like this, it reminds me of why I have so much fun as a writer and why I feel so lucky to be doing it.

This was another group (seniors) who shared their enthusiasm for writing and more so, considered me an author. I liked that. It’s one of my rewards among many.
There is so much to discuss at these sessions that the time simply flies by. I love the interaction.

I meet people who are excited, have an unbound energy to write and, like so many others, love it. Most are interested in writing their story, harboring feelings, soon to be liberated, that have affected them deeply. Writing has forced them to think about their life’s experiences, so much so that they are now ready to share them.
I am fortunate to see some of it unfold before me.

I encourage people to write. It is their way to make their mark, to show how they have made a difference, to pass forward a legacy which, if not recorded, is lost forever.
There are any number of places I would not have visited if it weren’t for my writing. The beautiful Mancini Center, tucked in a corner of North Providence, was one I did not miss. Thank you for the invitation.

Now, would you agree with my feeling lucky?
Would you agree that you should be writing your story?

C’mon now, Get going…

© 2017

By | 2017-03-06T15:22:57+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Writing|15 Comments


  1. Beth Salzillo March 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    So true. Thank you again for your leadership and generous enthusiasm.

    • Ed March 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      I love that you have written your story, Beth. Now that you are published, you have incentive to more. Keep going! We’re waiting.

  2. Tony Kubica March 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Great piece. Everyone should consider writing and telling their story. There are so many wonderful stories to share.

    • Ed March 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Tony. Keep writing…

  3. Malcolm McInnis March 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Ed, your recent notes about leaving our mark was very mind opening. We certainly all have a strong desire, need to share our personal history, values, which I think is very inbred in all of, but are reluctant because of a lack of confidence in our writing talents. This prompt ,however, is a very needed nudge. 😇Mac

    • Ed March 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Would love to nudge you on your nudge. I have some ideas that will make it easy to start and…continue.

  4. Frank Joly March 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Dr. Ed,

    You are blessed with the “gift”..

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    • Ed March 6, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Frank. How about starting your story? Want to have coffee one morning to discuss?

  5. Katharine White March 7, 2017 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Dear Dr Ed
    Thanks so much for being a model for what you encourage in others. You demonstrate that this is truly possible. Your statement on encouraging all to write really caught my attention:…”to pass forward a legacy which, if not recorded, is lost forever”. How true this is! If you hadn’t put this into words I would not have been so inspired to revisit this-I have wished that my family had put more into writing to preserve memories…..for our children perhaps this can be different…..all the best, K

    • Ed March 7, 2017 at 2:22 am - Reply

      K, I cannot encourage you enough to get started in writing your story. It will be your legacy. It is a wonderful exercise to reconnect with the past and, believe me, it is quite an emotional journey. Write three pages every day. Don’t read them for a month. Then look back at what you have written. Trust me. It will be a great surprise and worth he effort.
      Thank you fo your kind and… well written …comments.

  6. Connie March 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Planning on picking up the pen after I survive this move…hopefully!

    • Ed March 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      You have much to say that many will want to read, Connie. Just as one who early on made a move on the glass ceiling, not to mention the fun of your childhood and the values that got you there. Write in your journal EVERY day.

  7. Katharine White March 7, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Dear Dr Ed
    Thanks so much for your response….and encouragement!
    Best, K

  8. Dr. Jim Mini March 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Ed, Enjoy your newsletter comments and incentivized me to start another book for my children and grandchildren. As you may remember the 1st was entitled ” A Circle of Life ” and I hope to follow it with ” The Circle Almost Completed ” concerning the family’s activities and the loss of a great woman after nearly 53 years of marriage. Keep as active as possible and never forget to “Live, Love and Laugh.” Dr. Jim

    • Ed March 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      Great, Jim. Sorry for your loss. Yes, I remember your book, still have it, and look forward to the second. Keep writing.

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