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Ginger Clayton – On writing

May 30, 2011

By Ginger Clayton

“There are no truths,
only stories….”

Acoma Saying

Like most things in life, writing is a journey and a process, not only for the writer, but for the reader as well. It is an essential form of communication and expression. On a much deeper level, writing is a means of organizing thought when navigating a world barraged by sensory overloads in all forms; whole and fragmented, relevant and frivolous. By shaping thought, writing offers a way to master life’s chaos, and ultimately provide a means of self-discovery and voice. Writing is a very powerful experience that allows us to make sense of our lives and experiences, ultimately providing insight into us all as human beings. It can be quite empowering.

As for me, I am a wordsmith, sometimes poet and forever storyteller. I have always been fascinated by people’s stories. Glimpses into the lives of another at a given moment in time provide meaning, purpose and ultimately immortality. It is the connections we develop with others, and ultimately within ourselves is where true wealth resides. The written word helps us reach through the temporal veil of time and space and touch the lives of those we may never know…


Ginger Clayton resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Always fascinated by people’s personal stories, she freelanced features for local publications before becoming a teacher. She is more fascinated than ever with the process and have even begun to discover her own… Writing provides a means of organizing the chaos of a noisy world and give it meaning. Most of all, she loves the process of writing and the crafting of it. Nothing is more rewarding than sharing that love and helping others find their voice in the written word. Currently, she is exploring the genres of Creative Fiction and Memoir.

  1. May 30, 2011 12:05 am

    I agree with everything you said, Ginger. I have both OCD and ADD and it makes it difficult to get started, but once I do, it provides an immense therapy.

  2. May 30, 2011 10:07 am

    What do you teach, Ginger?

  3. June 8, 2011 7:27 pm

    @ Jacqui… I teach high school social studies teacher, mostly History and Sociology…

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