I’ve been working on my [first] novel for about six months. I haven’t done a complete page count, but I can safely estimate my progress at 100-120 pages so far.

Like most books, my book has many characters, male and female. Of course, that didn’t surprise me. It takes a lot to surprise me, in fact, these days, it’s nearly impossible, but it happened, and I did it to myself. I’ll explain.

I fell in love with my own characters, from my own book. Okay, mostly just the women. Okay, just the women. It’s been an incredible experience, something very therapeutic. I’ll explain.

I moved from my home and followed that with a divorce about four and a half years ago. Since my wife, I have not dated, slept with, had sex with, or even kissed a single woman. And no, no dudes either. I only like women. And more than that, I love women. I didn’t cheat on my wife of twelve years, not even once. She’s the only woman I’ve been with since 2003. I’m committed to working on myself before I can work on a relationship. I realize that’s a lot of personal information, but once again, it’s therapeutic. Writing is self-expressive therapy.

Anyway, I’ve discovered the power of writing, and the relationship between a writer and the writer’s characters. And because I love women, and I believe women are beautiful, mysterious, and amazing, the entire experience has been very powerful for me, even healing in nature.

At 51 years of age, with two children, a grandchild, and two ex-wives, I know just enough about women to know that no man knows a lot about women. And that’s just how I like it, and want to keep it. Women are beautiful and mysterious, just don’t make them your enemy. Scorn of a woman and all that, it very real!

Joseph Shanklin
October 15, 2019


13 thoughts on “WWW…World of Writing of Women.

  1. Some of us are slow learners when it comes to life but at least we keep trying. Good luck on your book. My first book is currently being printed, don’t know if it will sell but I had fun writing it, and I think that is the point, for me anyway.

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    1. Wow, congratulations! Can you send me the information on your book? I agree with what you said. Writing has been a powerful experience, and very therapeutic. If I make any $, well, that’s a bonus 😉 .

      Thank you so much,


      1. Its a fiction religious book, if that makes sense. I am trying to be a good christian and this book is written from a dogs perspective of what he finds when he goes to heaven. the characters are all the dogs I grew up with and have had through my life – I am a big dog person.

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