Here’s finding a way to put thoughts into words; thinking as I write and writing as I think.
My name is Marcia Capellán (Capellan, without the accent mark). Writing first became a great part of me when I was about 13 years old. I was very shy, so I used to write my thoughts and feelings on paper. (What wouldn’t I do to read my early writings again!) From 1999 to 2004, I wrote several blogs and poems online — during the early stage of the Internet and journal fever — but stopped publishing them shortly after. In 2008, I created my own first blog www.mysummerhair.com (which I don’t update as regularly as I used to, but it’s till active) and by 2011 I was running five more blogs.
I enjoy writing about real issues, but I plan on writing fiction, as well, in the near future. “A Spanish Little Girl Named Lucía” is my first published small children’s book, which was inspired by my four nieces and my job as a culture and language teaching assistant in Spain. Currently, I’m working on a few more books, including a novel.
What writing means to me
like love to write. Everything and anything. There is a reader for every story and I’m sure someone out there is interested in mine. Right?! My life is una novela after all. There is one trait that most writers share, and that is the need to document every waking thought. I own five+ blogs, all different but similar, where I write about reality.
For a woman who likes to voice her mind (whether you think I’m right or wrong), writing is also liberating. I’ve got books coming up! Take a look
In case you’re wondering (which you probably are), my last name is pronounced Ka-pe-ʒan like the “Jean” on Wyclef Jean. Or Ka-pe-ʒæn. Now, without the accent mark, which is how most Anglos pronounce it, you could just pronounce it as Ka-pelan. Its literal translation in English is “Chaplain”. I have no idea where my name really comes from, but it appears that it might have originated in Italy or Spain. Please, do reach out to me if you have better information about its origin!
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
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