A Mountain Top Experience


Author Neva Bodin shares her lovely writing skills in a post in today’s Writing Wranglers and Warriors. She also discusses the pros and cons of Writer’s groups. Don’t miss reading this one!

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

105182105411111CDPby Neva Bodin

The sweet spicy smell of sap mixed with the cooling mountain-tainted breeze, which whispered through the pine trees. Invisible fingers played pine needles like they were fine instruments. The squirrels occasionally chattered staccato comments.

The mountain grasses, like metronomes, waved rhythmically back and forth, and alpine asters smiled as mountain sunflowers nodded their heads in approval.

Flashes of cobalt blue announced the mountain bluebird audience, seen among hovering emerald green humming birds.

And God sat back in his chair and laughed.

I wrote the above while sitting in the woods on our nearby mountain top. Our writing group had been invited to Gayle Irwin’s cabin for a writers retreat. We snack, share, wander into the woods by ourselves to write amidst the trees, and in general leave feeling refreshed in spirit and writing minds.

We were invited again recently, and found ourselves amongst friends that inspired, shared…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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