🌈A book of poetry ranging from nature, to musings, to Native American inspiration. Poetry that inspires and takes you away to far away places.🌈
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Poetic musings inspired by the Great Spirit, Gaia, and her beautiful inhabitants… Needless to say, I’m very excited to be talking to you about your poetry book, Michelle! Other than those three elements, what else inspired Rainbows & Dreams?
My inspiration came from life experiences and various other places, including people, songs, and walks through my neighborhood, as well as thinking at lunch, sitting, reading, a song that played on the radio, or a saying that stuck with me. My inspiration comes from many places and in many forms.
That’s a lot of inspiration right there! Your book certainly is multidimensional. How did your passion for writing poetry come to be?
I started writing poetry in high school, and was lucky to win various contests and be featured in “Whos Who Among American Poets.” I took a break to raise my children, and now I’m trying to get my work out again.
That’s wonderful! I’m glad you’ve been reconnecting with your poetic spirit as of late. So, we now know what inspired you to write Rainbows & Dreams, and now I’d like to know more about the central message of the book as a whole.
The main message I try to convey is hope and to keep going. Life can get you down but there is always another day and another chance if you are willing to take it.
That is such a beautiful message. What poets influence you the most? What inspires you in general?
I love Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Robert Frost. I also enjoy music and books.
Excellent choices! What does your creative writing process usually entail?
I don’t really have a writing process. I think of something and start writing, then go back and revise if I don’t like it. I’m trying to get in the habit of writing daily but it’s harder than it seems.
Daily writing certainly can be challenging, but it’s infinitely more rewarding. Kudos to you for setting the bar so high. I wish you the best of luck with that goal, any future work you’re planning on putting out there, and everything else in life. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I’d love to share my work and get thoughts on it. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments!
Thank you so much, Michelle! Chatting with you has been a complete and utter pleasure. Be blessed always.
Michelle, left. Cosplay of Miranda from her fantasy series, right.
Hello! My name is Michelle Lee Murray. I am a married working mother of two fine young men. I live in Wisconsin. When not writing I enjoy reading, especially science fiction/fantasy and classics. I also enjoy doing painting, crafts and spending time with my family. I also enjoy going for walks and swimming.
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