Thursday, March 26, 2009

Watkins Writes for "People With Abilities"

Tonight Vicky Duffer Watkins provided illuminating insights about “why that lady in the wheelchair is smiling.”  As an active member of Jax FOB and Mandarin Toastmasters clubs and an on-line columnist for the Florida Times-Union, Vicky shared three special insights.  They included her worst fear, how to get articles published and samples of her work.

DSC04480 Vicky Watkins

Most people’s number one fear is public speaking, but at one time Vicky’s worst fear was dying.  That was before she began her spiritual walk with the Lord.  Vicky shared how she is not afraid to die; rather she has chosen salvation and walks with the Lord.  Her spirituality shines in her writing.

Vicky’s initial aspiration was to write a great American novel.  She now rights about real situations that happen to real people.  In her on-line column titled “People with Abilities,” Vicky writes about the experiences of people with disabilities.  Her articles have also been published in several magazines.


Vicky’s words of advice to aspiring authors are to “make it meaningful.”  Her person writing goal is to increase her on-line readership and write more articles.  Her secret to successful writing is to pray first!

See Vicky’s FL Times-Union column at:

By Linda Harvey, FCCW Member

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