Friday, April 29, 2016

Inspiring Fridays #4 ~ Inspired to Write

Inspiring Fridays is a post I've created to add something a little different to my blog. It's purpose is simple. Each week, it is my intention to feature a book, a song or a movie which inspires me. If you like, you can join in or just leave a comment below. I would love to see your thoughts on whatever is currently spotlighted, or discover what inspires you.

This weeks Inspiring Friday is titled:

Inspired to Write

Right from an early age, I developed a strong passion for books. I think I owe some of this passion to my father. When I was very small, he would read to my sister and me almost every night... mostly fairy tales. Sometimes, occasionally, it would be a non-fiction book on animals. As I grew older and developed the skill of reading for myself, my love for books only increased. To this day, I still have fond memories of 'The Wishing Chair' and 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton. Filled with fascinating characters and awesome places, they captured my attention and kept me intrigued.

When I entered my teenage years, I started to write stories of my own. Many of these I shared with my best friend, and a few, I handed in as English essays. Unfortunately though, with my focus very much on my studies, I never managed to develop any of them into a full blown novel.

It is only now, many years later, that I have finally managed to accomplish that aim. And the thanks for that, goes to my family (my husband, Richard, and our two children, Brandon and Melissa)Aware of my love for books and my early history of writing, it is they who encouraged and inspired me to turn my childhood dream into reality. It is because of their faith in me and their never-ending support, that the idea of the Mystery Falls trilogy was not only born, but also it made it to completion.

I owe them my eternal gratitude and they will, forever, be my inspiration to continue to write.


  1. That is certainly an inspirational story, Marilyn. :) I'm so happy your father gave you the foundation and your family gave you the support you needed to make your dream come true. Thanks for sharing this! :D

  2. Congrats on finishing the trilogy! That's such a huge accomplishment! I just added the first book to my tbr list on goodreads! <3

  3. I loved Enid Blyton when I was growing up. I still have a lot of her books, now they're in my daughter's room!