Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Book Food and Word Power...

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is where do the stories come from, the words…
Not just in my books, even in my blogs…
A friend and I had a chuckle a few weeks ago, she was asking how in the world do I have time to come up with topics as I cross the bridge, she said, she has to focus on just getting over the bridge…that kind of statement right there is what gives me book food…or writing food…a simple statement, funny, poignant or even sad can get my mental motors gunning and a blog or story is born…this morning I was tossing a few ideas in my head…book food was my first idea and there is where I go, but I also wanted to mention word power…what we say and how we say it is extremely powerful…so I always tell people to be careful of the words we use and how we use them, they can be very telling about how we feel…a word that often bothers me is the word ‘little’, I cringe every time I hear someone use the word to describe someone’s efforts, such as I heard you were working on a little project, or you wrote a little book, or that’s a cute little so and so…think about what that says, it takes away from the person’s efforts by using a downsizing term to describe what they have accomplished…okay moving on…
So my book food comes from what is going on around me or things I have heard or experienced or the biggest thing, my very overactive imagination…I love to take an idea and present it in a way that stretches the imagination but that’s believable…that’s my goal every time when writing a book…
Most writers, true writers, always wanted to be writers, no matter what else we have done, that desire to write and tell stories has been inside our bellies, burning…
I can remember my last words in my senior year book, I said I wanted to be a juvenile counselor and a writer…it took twenty years before I officially became a counselor…and almost thirty years before I became an author, but I was always a writer....
So book food comes from life, living, listening, learning, then being able to translate that to the page…
While praying, hoping, believing that someone is interested in reading it…


Blessings,
Angelia

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I like that phrase "book food and word power." You got my attention with that one. Take care and keep blogging...

Barbara Joe

Angelia... said...

Thanks Barbara Joe,
appreciate you stopping by...

blessings,
angelia

GENESIS said...

Book Food and Word Power... definitely great terms. Writers have keen senses... we just KNOW when something is story worthy and you are right, it can be the simplest of things. I'm always asked how I come up with 'stuff' and it's hard to describe to people because it truly comes from everywhere.

hugs

G-Nice

shelia said...

Angelia you summed it up nicely with these words: "...book food comes from life, living, listening, learning, then being able to translate that to the page…
While praying, hoping, believing that someone is interested in reading it..."

Angelia... said...

Thanks G-Nice,
it does come from everywhere and it is hard to explain to folks who aren't writers but writers get it...

Sheila,
that is what it's about trying to soak it all in then write it all out...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

Anonymous said...

I think it is amazing that as young people we already have an "inner knowing" about what we are destined to be...and when you said that over 30 years ago you wanted to become a counselor and a writer...all of your experiences have led you to accomplish and to become BOTH. I guess it's just a matter of us following our "inner knowing".

Luv ya,

Katise

Angelia... said...

Katise,
that is it Sister! I am so glad to see you on my blog, Love you too,
Inner Knowing, I love that...

angelia (Cynt)

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Great post! I don't like when folks belittle the accomplishments of others by qualifying their statements with the word "little" either. That is so annoying! You're right. Words are powerful. They manifest in troubling ways so we need to be thoughtful and careful how we use them.

Now, I'm about to go and get me some book food. LOL. ;-)

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Go do it Lady Gwyneth!

blessings,
angelia