There’s nothing like a good blether…
…although since only a small proportion of readers of this blog come from Scotland, I’m guessing that some of you may not be familiar with the word and you may have no idea what I’m talking about!
It’s a tricky word to define, but here is what the Urban Dictionary has to say about its meaning:
~n. 1. person who chatters incessantly; one who babbles on and on.
~v. 2. to engage in conversation, long-winded or idle talk
Earlier this year I attended a writing workshop run by the Scottish Book Trust. The theme was Blether, and I found out that they were also seeking submissions on that theme for a book that would be distributed as part of Book Week Scotland.
This is Book Week Scotland, and I’m delighted to say that the piece I submitted was selected to be included in the book!
My piece is entitled “Breaking The Silence” and it tells of the experience of sharing a long-held secret with a friend – the battle to say the words out loud and the internal blether urging continued silence.
It was particularly encouraging as it is the first piece I have written that is not primarily for a Christian audience.
If you’re in Scotland, look out for the book being distributed this week, or if you know me personally let me know if you’d like a copy as I have a few to give out.
If you’re not in Scotland, you can still have a read! If you go to this page and scroll down, there is the option to download a Kindle or PDF version of the book (it’s all free!) and if you click here, you can listen to me reading the audio book version! Just another unexpected step on this writing journey that I’m so glad I began!
I mainly write today just to share the news, but I’d also love it if you’d join me in praying that my words may have an impact in helping someone else, somewhere, speak out about something they need to share.