When I was growing up, I remember when someone made a great choice in life, my Mom used to always say, “They Saw The Light!” Meaning, they got it, they were on the right track, and they were moving in the right direction. Moving forward in a positive way in life. We all have moments, […]The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Saw The Light — The Good Vibes Only Roadshow
When I think back to when I first became interested in writing, it all focused around listening to music. This is really, how it all started!
I also did an extreme amount of reading; books, magazines, short stories, and even jewel case covers of CD’s. I would read, pretty much, anything! As I read, there was always music playing in the background. Some days I would have the radio on or a CD playing, but other times, I would just hear a tune in my head. I would start humming!
Music made me do it!
I found I was at complete peace when I was reading, writing, and doing it all with music playing. Music made it easier for me to visualize. Music helped me to get into a certain mood when writing fiction, but especially when I wrote The Good Vibes Only Roadshow and Love Grandma (recipe book series).
I spent many years in jobs that truly, “just weren’t for me”, but I had to work and support my family. I did what I needed to do at the time. There came a time, while working these jobs, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I needed to be me! In finding me, I played a lot of music and wrote in one journal after another.
Here I am! Music made me do it!
I feel very fortunate to have been able to find myself with music, with reading, and with writing.
I am content with who I am and with who I will continue to be in the future. I am not made of money, but instead I am made out of creativity and peace. To me, that is more valuable!
Jacqueline Burke, Author – How It All Started!
Photo Credit: Haley Powers
Lilies & Moonbeams was an idea that came to life in the Summer of 2019 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. This company, is without a doubt, one of the most creative and most accommodating in their industry of making Mala beads. You can tell, when this jewelry is made, it is clearly made with loving energy. […]
Why is it so hard for some people to believe that you can have nothing but a good time in your life? They say this concept is not reasonable, or by thinking this way, a person may have “their head in the clouds!” I on the other hand, believe that it is worth a shot […]
For the past 3 months, we have had an awesome time writing music with some great people out of Nashville, TN. Especially this last week, has been truly amazing!
For the love of music, has been a major ingredient in our family; music has always been a driving force behind what we do in our lives. Music inspires creativity, inspires happiness, inspires friendships, and in fact, inspires healing! Like I say, “For The Love Of Music!”
My husband and I, are so very grateful for this opportunity to have an outlet for our creative expression. Thank you to the following:
MC1 Nashville Music Publishing
We look forward to a great future with these gifted individuals and are sincerely grateful.
Jacqueline Burke, Author – For The Love Of Music!
Photo Credit: Brandon Jean
For the past five months, dressing for comfort, has probably been on everyone’s agenda when they wake up each morning. And why not?!?! I was raised to “dress for success”, but seriously, you can still dress for success and be comfortable. Years ago, if your feet weren’t crammed into 4 inch heals with pointed toes, […]
Every single day, there are so many reasons to be uninspired, depressed, and crabby. Yet, there are a million reasons to be happy! I’ve seen and known so many people, who just can’t allow themselves to be happy; they enjoy living in the world that thrives on envy, jealousy, gossip, back-stabbing, and just a complete […]
The TV show, The Big Interview With Dan Rather, has been my “go too” lately! In fact, we as a family have been watching it for inspiration. Pretty much, everyone who Dan interviews says, “Love What You Do And Do What You Love”, which is key in every profession. If you love what you do, […]
For whatever reason, I need chocolate! I usually don’t eat a lot of chocolate, in fact, I maybe have it once a month, but the craving is there. No! I’m not pregnant! Although, I am looking at these cravings as a rebirth! I find, since we have been living in this New World of ours, […]
We all have a different writing style; some may want to paint a picture using 20 pages of description before they even get to the dialogue, while others just pour it out from their heart, while leaving the visualization to the reader! I tend to leave something for the reader to create in their own mind; that is part of reading a great book.
When I read a book, I like to be able to visualize the characters, the environment, and feel with my heart, what they are going through. I like to have the option to do this, however this is my own opinion. I tend to create this in my own writing. I find it also helps to create more interest with my readers.
I put my readers in the driver’s seat 😊❤
What do you like to read? Do you prefer to contribute your own creativity to a novel with your visualization, or do you prefer to have it all created for you? I know this is a personal preference, but it is important to honor everyone’s creative styles. That is what makes us unique! At the end of the day, we end up balancing each other out with our styles, which makes it even more special. We are creating options, choices, and inspiration for our readers.
Writing and creativity is a gift to cherish; there is no right or wrong way, there is no “by the book”, but what there is, is called “your way”, and that is important to focus on. Following your own way of writing, brings the best stories, the best creativity, and the best projects! Follow your own way!
Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Style