Have you ever read a news article and (yawn) thought it was dry, only fact-filled, and just downright boring? I've been guilty of hearing a story on CNN or my local news station and wanting so bad to slam out the information and post quickly that I have not taken the time to stop and use my heart, voice, or personality.
Reading other writer's articles inspires me to slow down and learn how to create what could otherwise be a dull report. ALLVOICES is so blessed with artistic, intelligent, and experienced writers that, as a new writer, I am inspired daily by reading other's articles.
To me, ALLVOICES is like Las Vegas for writers:
You can be entertained like Cirque Du Soleil by reading Mrs. Pleats and her cute, light, and funny, news, and jokes she so carefully selects.
You can be educated by reading Gino's knowledge of other countries, as if you are with a tour guide showing you all the attractions, history, and how things came to be in the city that doesn't sleep.
You can feel like you just hopped in a limo with all the luxuries, food, and drink by reading BorderExplorer and the immeasurable information, excellence in writing skill, and detail she adds to her reports.
You can be amazed like you're at a magic show when you read Robert Weller because you never quite know what that man is going to pull out of his hat this time. For example, in Weller's article "Ivory Coast Civil War May Be Over NOT" he wrote, "Tuesday night it appeared the word feet was an integral part of ...he appeared to have cold feet on an earlier.... it appeared he might only leave feet first... has been refusing to stand down..." Take a bow Weller!
You can be struck like you just ran into a star at the Bellagio Hotel when MichelleDevlin comments on one of your articles as you have been admiring her work from afar. You can tell I'm still a tourist, when rendered speechless and grip my napkin she just signed with a shocked look on my face
Then there's Andy Mathison, this man is like those racks of information you see in the hotel lobby of all the activities or tours available in the city of lights. He's like a walking encyclopedia of facts, figures, and phone numbers on topics, in a down-to-earth sort of political way. Also, Slydog is quite sociable in the comment department which you gotta' love about this guy.
We can glean great things by reading other writer's works. I love it when people learn from or imitate me; I hope you don't feel offended when I want to do the same after reading your masterpieces, only complimented.
Your writing stirs up creativity in my brain. I can be in the UFC word wrestling process and am reminded of something a skilled writer came up with, and it causes me to have a fresh idea. Your voices make me want to slow down and really write a news story uniquely and make it memorable, rather than just facts and information.
Unlike Las Vegas though, What's said here doesn't stay here! We hoped they Reddit and StumbleUpon our articles. We plan they will giggle as they Google. We know all our friends will recognize our Face in the book. Singing like never before, we anticipate little birds will tweet and retweet so much information that the world can't help but Digg ALL our VOICES.