Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Final Part – Richard Dee, John W. Howell, Staci Troilo, Annette Rochelle Aben, Hugh Roberts, M. J. Mallon, Judith Barrow

Over the last three months, I have been privileged to share the thoughts and wisdom of friends within the writing community in response to the prompt ‘I Wish I Knew Now What I Knew Then!’.  This is the last part of the catch up series and I hope you have caught up with any posts that you missed.

 

Author Richard Dee who shares his perspective on life’s experiences and would have liked to share the knowledge and good news that most things work out as they should, to his 16 years old younger self.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Richard Dee!

Author John W. Howell shares some early life lessons such as ‘talking back to your parents!’ but also some that apply to life in general and to writing.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by John W. Howell

Author Staci Troilo shares the lessons she took from striving to please family and those she worked with and how loss and surviving overwhelming grief can make you stronger.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now – Loss by Staci Troilo

Author and poet Annette Rochelle Aben shares her thoughts on life and the importance of forgiveness.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Life #Forgiveness by Annette Rochelle Aben

Author and Blogging advocate and mentor Hugh Roberts shares his experience growing up in the unforgiving school environment that did not support his dyslexia.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Dyslexia #Blogging Hugh Roberts

Author and poet M.J. Mallon (Marjorie) shares her thoughts on the prompt and how her father’s work abroad and visits to spend time with him in exotic locations and his stories ignited her own passion for writing.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Family #Travel #Writing by M.J. Mallon

Author Judith Barrow returns to her teenage years and the restrictions that at the time stifled her desire to write and to teach, both of which she now embraces wholeheartedly.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Family #Writing by Judith Barrow

 

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this series so honestly and inspirationally. It would seem that despite the rollercoaster randomness of life… the good times and the hardships, tragedy and loss, the human spirit strives to find its way and takes us to a place where we need to be.

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