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Monday, June 30, 2008

People Helping People

Thank you to the Rouge Waver who stepped up to my request to mentor a young writer from Romania. This is unbelievably good karma; there are so many aspiring writers out there who just don't have the resources to get where they need to go. The Wave-inatrix is a big believer in encouragement - as you all know by now. Sometimes it just takes that ONE person to help someone realize their dreams with their belief and elbow grease. What an incredible opportunity to be that person who makes a difference. I have had many mentors in my life and continue to benefit from their support and wisdom. So many have believed in the Wave-inatrix, through thick and thin and thin and thin. It's something I'll never forget.

Many of us in the US are a bit spoiled; we all have computers and internet access and relationships and money to spend on screenwriting publications and competitions. But this is not true for everybody. What goes around comes around; if there is someone you know who needs a mentor - offer up your services. It goes a long way toward building a better world. Even in something as seemingly esoteric as writing. Without art, who are we, really? It's what makes us human.

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Anonymous said...

Julie, the world would be a better place if everybody is enlightened as you are:)

Julie Gray said...

Ghandi said it best: "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

Be the peace, be the generosity, be the inspiration, I would add.

In a world with too many haters, we can create a shift with small acts of kindness. :)

Anonymous said...

I think you deserve cupcakes! Lots.

PJ McIlvaine said...

And magic brownies.