Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IWSG~Writing Heroes

Well, it's the beginning of another month, which brings about reflections on writing, life, insecurities, and encouragement. And like always, a large group in the writing community comes together through the Insecure Writer's Support Group to share. Go HERE for more participants or to participate.

Can you believe it's another month? March, already. Geesh... And I still have some Christmas garland framing the front door of my house. No, I'm not one of those people who leaves half their decorations up until next year's season. It's just that we have so much snow out front we can't get to it, and my husband rigs the front door with a nail to seal it better for the winter; thus, I can't open the door either. Can you say fire hazard? Good thing we have a mudroom. But it's what you get for living up here in snow country. 

I don't want to concentrate on insecurities this month. I'd rather celebrate. Celebrate what, you ask? A very influential writing force who had enough persistence that he persevered even when a writing career looked bleak. Oh, and he's one of my all-time favorite author inspirations.

                    HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS!                         MARCH 2, 1904


Too many of his books are amazing for me to pick just one. But I will say that I can probably recite at least eight of them; maybe nine. THE FOOT BOOK was a fav with my kiddos. 

Let me leave you with a bit of the imagination master's wisdom. Enjoy your month!





What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

19 comments:

  1. Definitely Horton Hears a Who. I could read that book aloud to kids for hours.

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    1. I love Horton!!! So funny that reading his stories over and over to kiddos never gets old. It's true.

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  2. I love Dr. Seuss! My fave is The Grinch, but maybe because I love the animated film so much. Yay for celebrating persistence and eventual success!

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  3. Hi Sheri - not having his books over here when I was growing up, and then not having kids -it's only recently Dr Seuss has been front of my brain and thus eyes! He certainly knew how to craft stories didn't he ... and you and your kids obviously love his style of writing and story lines ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary! Thank you for leaving a comment. I always love to hear your wisdom. And this comment has plenty of that. So interesting that you didn't have his work to read as a child. Naively, I didn't even think of that when I wrote this. So glad you've discovered him. Yes, he had a quirky way of telling a story, but telling a story he could! ;)

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  4. Green eggs and ham. I just love reading it aloud. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  5. Funny story about the garland and door.
    Seuss influenced so many generations.

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    1. You're the only one who noticed my garland comment. I can't stand it when people leave their Christmas decorations up forever after the season is over. But honestly, we can't get to our front door. It's nuts. I can't wait to take that garland down. It's bugging me.

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  6. It's amazing isn't it that the sillier the better worked for him. Kids and adults can get those line or images out of their heads.

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  8. I always loved One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish when I was little. I would read it out loud to my parents all the time.

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  9. I loved One Fish too. Also Green Eggs and Ham.

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    1. GE&H is totally the winner here today! I love One Fish, too. Heck, I love them all. I really do.

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  10. Ooh, I LOVE Dr. Seuss!! My youngest son's room is a Dr. Seuss theme, and it's my favorite room in the house! Lol. :)

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  11. Love the post. I have several fave too. As a kid it was Green Eggs & Ham, but as an adult I love The Grinch.

    Happy IWSG Belated Day!
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  12. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Green Eggs and Ham.

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