There it was.

A line from my blog, smiling out of a Twitter post at me. I got quoted!!!!

Here it is:

“Everything is possible. Stop talking about it. Start doing it”           ~ @JoleneStockman

People write for different reasons; to get rich, to get famous, to be able to work in their pyjamas, or just to get the shrieking voices out of their head…     I write because I want to make a difference*.

I love the idea that pieces of me are heading out into the world, bouncing around and sending out ripples… So for me, being quoted? Having someone (thank you Tony Riches!) enjoy my words enough to repeat them? Pfffoooar. That’s AMAZING. That’s a little piece of me out in the world. Yay!

So, how about you? Why do you write?

*…of course, I’m not denying the shrieking voices or the joy of a life in pyjamas… and I’m not turning down any of the other good stuff either… Making a difference is just my toe-tingliest intention!

Keep kicking ass!

About the Author: Jolene Stockman

Jolene is an autistic writer, speaker, and parent. Since her 2018 TEDx Talk going public with her diagnosis, Jolene has been inspiring corporates, communities, and global giant IBM with her fresh and exciting perspective on autism.



  1. Margo Kelly May 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Great quote – way to go!

    I write because I simply MUST …

  2. Jolene May 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

    @Read my books; lose ten pounds! – Thank you, I really like it, too 🙂

    @Gina Blechman – Ooh, you’re so right! I think that’s why I’m so excited about it 🙂

    Thanks also to @Ruth and @Sarah Allen – Blogger ate your comments but the emails came through 🙂 You guys rock!

  3. Gina Blechman May 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I write for pretty much the same reason you do. I write not just for myself, but for my readers, to make them question and learn and smile and feel pleasure, to take them on a journey that they couldn’t otherwise take. Whenever anyone asks to quote me, it’s the best feeling in the world, because I know that I’m doing something right.

    <3 Gina Blechman

  4. Sarah Allen May 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Haha, thats wonderful 🙂 Congratulations!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  5. Ruth May 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    How awesome is that! And the quote is a great one and so true:)

  6. thats a good one! 🙂

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