Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Writing by Jane Risdon

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.

Today author Jane Risdon reflects on the message she might have offered to her younger self to reassure her that one day, she would be a writer..

I Wish I’d known Then What I Know Now. – Jane Risdon

Writing is something I’ve wanted to do ever since I first read Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stephenson, and similar authors, but I never imagined I’d actually achieve my goal. I dreamed about it and authored stories which I never shared.

I recall mentioning I…

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About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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11 Responses to Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Writing by Jane Risdon

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this, really appreciated it. Have a fab July and stay well. xx


    • Hi, Jane.

      You’re very welcome. Sorry I’m late with sharing. It got flipped into a folder and I somehow never went back.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jane Risdon says:

        Never a problem, I don’t expect shares and it is always a delight when you or someone else does it. Always appreciated. Have a fab July xx


      • Hi, Jane.

        For some reason I’m not getting your blog posts anymore. I imagine WP has unfollowed me again. It seems to happen more frequently than ever.

        Could you send me your blog link please?

        I don’t think this will let me write an actual email address as it should be so I’ll write it this way and you can translate. LOL:

        Thanks and have a super day.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jane Risdon says:

        Patty, thanks for letting me know. I have lost a lot of followers for some reason, people keep asking me to resend links. No idea why. I shall have go via email. It will come from Rocketmail. Jane xx


      • WordPress has a bug. They’re aware of it but because it only has to do with their free bloggers they have shown no intent to fix it.

        Just another reason I’m glad to be hosted on a new site.

        I have my old blog with WP which I only use for reblogging posts and I have my newer blog for everything else.

        Anyhow, have a super day.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jane Risdon says:

        Oh dear me, that is a shame. I pay for mine so they are good at fixing things. Good luck with your new blog. xx


      • Well, I’d write to them then, and let them know people are being unsubscribed without their doing anything to cause it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jane Risdon says:

        I shall. Thanks. Have a fab weekend. x


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