Writing: Everyday Inspiraton

Writing: Everyday Inspiration, Day 20: Wrap It Up


Writing: Every Day Inspiration; is a challenging Course which exposes a participant in a variety of ways that could inspire him/her to write and publish their post. It has certainly enlightened my mind and enhanced my writing skills.
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Redeeming Luv


Writing: Everyday Inspiration

While there are many reasons why people do things, on one hand: there are some who do things for reason they themselves do not know, on the other hand. I admire the approach the course “Writing: Everyday Inspiration” took from Day One.

Day one: I write because, —allowed a participant to dig deeply within to bring out the root-cause why he/she writes. Admirably, from day one of this Writing Course Participants were asked to give reasons why we write, and again that was a good approach to start this course. While Day two: The methodology used assisted each participant to let go of any existing pent up feelings, and allow his/her thoughts to flow freely by practically thinking what to write on a list, and by actually writing a list of things he/she likes. Day three: One word inspiration, — was helpful in that it helped participants to look at one word for inspiration to post their ideas. However, Day four: Writing a story in a single image,—  was a continuity of Day three, but at the next level where participants found out that inspiration comes not only from a single word, but also from a single image to write stories, essays, poems, and personal thoughts. This brings us to Day Five: Hook ‘em with a quote, — This was very interesting. And it encouraged Participants to use quotes from others to start their writing. Next was Day six: The space to write,— this exercise prompted participants to express their preferences concerning a comfortable space to write, for example, blogging on a personal laptop, or in a coffee shop, or in  a quiet room, or in a closed space, or in an isolated area. Day seven: Let the social media inspire you, — exposed participants to new places, for instance, Twitter, and Facebook, and New York Times etc. to receive inspiration to write. Day eight: Reinvent the letter format, — prompted participants to use a letter to write a story and to get their message across. Day nine: Writing and not writing, — had a different approach when compared with the previous days. It allowed participants to take a break and focus on alternatives such as, to take part in social activities, to have new experiences, and “to reflect and recharge before returning to their writing space. This was a great idea that was transmitted to us and we put into practice. Following that break, Day 10: Let the scene write itself,— made participants shift from finding information on our personal experiences, images and words: to silently observing our world, and write our observations. From the challenging assignment, we faced Day 11: A cup of tea, — as part of the program helped participants to see the need to update their work, or blog, regardless of its nature. And a creative approach to affect an update post is via a “virtual coffee date.” This brings us to Day !2: Critique a work,—This fine task helped participants to express our opinion on something we were passionate about, for instance, a piece of art, or something to do with entertainment, other. It helped boost participants’ commenting skills. But Day Thirteen: Play with Word Count:—Helped participants received inspiration by changing things up, for example, using Word Count. Moving away from using a timed free-write and word count exercise, Day Fourteen: Recreate a Single Day: — helped participants to incorporate a new restriction i.e. to write a post that “takes place during a single day.” Day Fifteen: Take a Cue from the Reader: — encouraged participants to find inspiration to write through a Contact Form or a Poll set up to collect feedback information. This brings us to Day Sixteen: Mine Your Own Materials:—encouraged participants to find materials things we cherish on line as inspiration for a New Post, for example, in Facebook. Another Change for inspiration came with the course Day Seventeen: a Map as Your Mouse: —this course was informative. It helped participants to know the purpose of the use of maps in writing, for example, it is used to: tell personal tales, our country of origin, identify locations, and track movements, etc. We now come to Day Eighteen: A Series of Anecdotes: —this coursehelped participants to understand that constant repetition and build up give formation and impetus to a piece of writing, and it keeps our readers occupied too. Then Day Nineteen: Feature a Guest: —engaged participants in reaching out to a candidate to collect needed materials to publish a post, but with link back to the Collaborator’s site. And last but not least, Day 20: Wrap it up: —which gave me the opportunity to put the whole course in this format  and to make short comments. End.


Writing: Everyday Inspiraton

Writing: Everyday Inspiration, Day Seventeen: A Map As Your Muse


D’Aguiar Park is located on the junction of Mandella Avenue and the East Bank Public Road Guyana. It is the home for the Manufacturing of Banks Beer and other products. A ride from the Park along the East Bank Public Road to Cheddi Jagan International Airport is about 16 miles.

Have you ever left something that was important to you at either one of two places, but was not sure where specifically and you decided to walk back to both places in your desperation to find your precious item? Well that was my experience about a year ago.

Fortunately it was about mid-morning when I was travelling on a bus along the East Bank Public Road when I came off at the Bus Stop by the Demerara Harbor Bridge to speak with a school mate I did not see for years. It was an exciting time for both of us as we ask about the where about of our classmates and teachers and lecturers whom we did not see or heard about in the longest while. Then we spoke about other things generally pertaining to local, regional and global issues, and changes we expect to see in the not too distant future. We sipped a can of juice, which we purchased from a vendor just where we stood, and afterwards we went our several ways. I stood at the Bus Stop not even for a minute when a bus arrived and off I went on it.

While on the bus I remembered that I needed some revenue stamps, and I decided to stop at the Agricola Post Office whicBanks DIHh is located on the left hand side just off the of the East Bank Public Road when travelling in a northern direction. The bus stopped directly at the Post Office and I paid my fare. Subsequently, I went into the Post Office and after purchasing my stamps, I caught another bus which was travelling to the City. I was in a relaxed mood at that time when I felt that I had missed something, and shortly after I realized that I did not have the book I had left home with. So I asked the driver to stop the bus, which was by then just opposite to D’Aguiar Park , strategically located on the right hand side of the East Bank Public Road. And that land mark became the starting point of my journey by foot in the opposite direction (i.e. the Southern direction) in search of my precious book.


From D’Aguiar Park I walked past Meadow Bank a little village on the Southern half of the East Bank Road then to Hustan Estate and Gaffoor’s Complex which sells everything Hardware, from a screw to large industrial building materials. Walking briskly on the pavement which starts by Huston Government Secondary School on the left hand side of the road I finally reached the Agricola Post Office, but when I inquire from the clerk if a book was left there, but he said that there was no evidence of a book around, and that hardly any one visited the Post office within a two hours period.  However he invited me to look around in the public area, and at a quick glance I did not see the book lying anywhere around. But I still had hopes in finding my book. I thanked the clerk and I headed up the road walking at fast as I could, and that was with no slow pace.


In a jiffy I headed pass Two Brothers Corporation and as I blazed the trail beads of perspiration flowed down my face and by the time I had reached Eccles Assembly of God Church, the shirt on my back was soaked, it was about 1:00 P M, you see. Nevertheless, I was determined to make it to the Bridge and to find my book. I was a good walk from Eccles to the bridge and I decided to burn some more calories. I was not tired at all and nothing else bothered me either. I challenged myself to reach theHarbor Bridge download Bridge at all cost in one half of an hour. I had my time piece on me, but did not make myself a time checker. I soon came around the turn around the Nandi Park Area, and soon I would reach the bridge, so I increased my walking speed until I reached the finishing line at the bridge.


Praise the Lord! I exclaimed. As I was about to approach the Vendor: lifting the book with her right hand she asked, “Are you looking for this? I smiled and I said, “Yes, thank you.” And she said, “Take it, it’s yours.”  I breathed a sigh, and with my next breadth I thanked her, and prayed for the prosperity of her soul and business.

Praise the Lord! I exclaimed. As I was about to approach the Vendor: lifting the book with her right hand she asked, “Are you looking for this? I smiled and I said, “Yes, thank you.” And she said, “Take it, it’s yours.”  I breathed a sigh, and with my next breadth I thanked her, and prayed for the prosperity of her soul and business.

–Redeeming Luv

Writing: Everyday Inspiraton

Writing:Everyday Inspiration, Day Eighteen: Compose a Series of Anecdotes

Porridge.for breakfast: a good daily kick start
Her Son would not eat his porridge. Children are the products of the union between two couples. But each is different and while the siblings may have some things in common, when it comes to eating there may be one among them that has very peculiar habits. And such was the case with a well known dietician’s son. Being a loving and caring mother and career woman,—an expert in her field of Food and Nutrition, and second to none, she made all the good choices for her husband, herself and family as a whole. And porridge was not an exception: rather a priority. And yet, her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She used oat meal to regulate their appetite. As a wife and mother she regulated the appetite of her family by ensuring that they consume a high amount of dietary fiber as found in whole grains. She knew that it helped to fill them up and avoid over eating. Besides fibers keep the blood-sugar at the normal levels and reduces the threat of high cholesterol. Thus for these good reasons she boiled and served a cup of oatmeal (with nuts, seeds and berries) each to her family members for breakfast, and was bothered when her son would not eat his porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She tried to instill in her family that energy was important for the proper performance of the body. And that Porridge is high in carbohydrates and due to its slow digestion your energy is preserved longer. Further that Carbohydrates are need for the best possible brain functioning and energy throughout the day. And even when she adds honey, brown sugar and plenty milk to boost it up and to even increase the calories. Her Son would not eat his porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. Porridge, she said, has a tremendous amount of iron which is used “for the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin, which unite with red blood cells to transport oxygen to the muscles as well as other areas of the body. One cup of porridge contains 100% for the prescribed intake for men. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. Concerned about their adequate intake of Phosphorus, she served it daily. She taught them that porridge has high amounts of Phosphorus, and the daily intake is only 25%. Also that Phosphorus is stored in the bones and helps to: produce energy, filter the waste through the kidneys and in recovering the muscle after vigorous exercise. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She emphasized many times to her family the importance of Calcium in the human body. And she practiced what she believed about porridge. She insisted that Porridge has high amounts of Calcium which helps to strengthen bones and teeth. It helps is the secretion of: hormones, nerve transmission and in the functioning of muscles. The prescribed daily intake for the male between the ages of 19-70 is 1000 milligrams.  A cup of porridge contains about 187 milligrams. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She did all she could to get the message across to her family that porridge has Vitamin A that the human body really needs to boost its protection. And that Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that the body needs for: vision, cell and tissue growth and reproduction. She told her family that Vitamin A is also an antioxidant, which helps destroy free radicals and reduce the risk for chronic disease. And just one (1) cup serving of porridge supplies more than 1,450 international units of vitamin A, but the recommended daily value of it is 3,000. And to this date all the family ate the porridge with a smile on their faces, but Her Son would not eat his porridge.

-Redeeming luv