three cheers for cheerleaders

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Frog fabricHere comes a shocker: I was never a cheerleader in high school (or college for that matter). I know. I know. Truly mind-boggling, isn’t it?

Truth is, I never really cared about being a cheerleader, at least not when I was younger. But now, here I am at age 50, wanting to be a cheerleader. Now, I don’t mean the teensy skirt wearing, pony tail swirling, pom pom shaking variety. I want to be an encourager. That’s really why I started “Frog on a Dime” in the first place, to be an encouragement to writers like me who could use a boost now and then (and by “now and then,” I mean most of the time!)

If anyone on this planet can appreciate the power of an encouraging word, it’s writers, wouldn’t you think?

Who in your circle of writing friends could use a word of encouragement from you? Go ahead. Make a list of your top three. I’ll wait.

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Okay, that’s a great start!

What could you say to them this week that would empower them as they pursue publication? What words would help to unstop their writers block or bolster their confidence to start fresh? You have a lot of power as a writer. Channel it. Use it to make someone’s way brighter. You know what supportive words have done for you. Pass it on.

Let me encourage you to send that text or email or handwritten note today. It’s never too late to be a cheerleader.

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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