It took a long time for me to consider myself a writer. I still struggle with saying it. I started writing at a young age to work through feelings I didn’t dare tell anyone. I learned that once you start writing, it becomes a part of you. It’s something you always go back to whenever you are overwhelmed with certain emotions. People don’t always listen to your words, but the paper always listens to the pen.

About the Author:

Ashley Jane is an indie author and poet from Alabama. She is a former Substance Abuse Counselor with research published in Crime and Delinquency magazine. She has also been featured on various poetry sites. Currently, she moves between consulting and editing projects, as well as helping others build books and covers. She still enjoys research, and you’ll often find her alternating between reading poetry books and psychological studies. While from the South, she is a city girl at heart who loves to travel. Her Aquarian heart also loves music concerts and festivals, true crime dramas, and anything ocean related. She currently lives with her husband and their one child, a rescue cat named Shadow Monkey.

Ashley has been writing poetry off and on since middle school, but she has only been sharing her words online for a few years. You can find her on most platforms at @breathwords. She co-runs Falls Poetry Prompt on Instagram and Twitter, as well as the DarkLines/DrugVerse prompt on Twitter. She has written three poetry books, all available via Amazon, Book Depository or any other book retailer.

If you’re on other social media you can find me here –

Twitter: @breathwords
Instagram: @breathwords
Facebook: @breathwords
Vero: breathwords
Mirakee: breathwords
Pinterest: @breathwordspoems

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  • Exposed Loving
    July 11, 2015

    Absolutely true!

  • aplis7
    July 13, 2015

    lovely blog!
    Would you like to join in a challenge?
    Here are the details if you are interested

  • breathwords
    July 13, 2015

    Sure! I’ll post mine in a bit.

  • Carisa Adrienne
    August 8, 2015

    Love all your posts.. Very talented

  • breathwords
    August 9, 2015

    Wow! Thank you so much!! 💜

  • Mr Modigliani
    November 8, 2015

    Happy to discover you

  • breathwords
    November 8, 2015

    Thank you so much! And likewise. Thank you for finding me on Twitter too. I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂

  • Morgan
    August 26, 2016

    I too began writing at a very young age and agree, once words enter your soul, the passion they bring rarely dissipates. I love how you say the paper always listens to the pen! 🙂

  • breathwords
    August 26, 2016

    I think sometimes it’s just easier to write. Certainly, it’s healthier than letting it sit there. Thank you so much for your kind words!

    You are a lovely wordsmith. I love your play with fantasy. There is such color in your work! 💜

  • Morgan
    August 26, 2016

    Thank You Ever So Much 🙂
    Creation is an Intoxication that cannot be denied….do not you think so?
    I look forward to reading more of your work. Thanks for visiting BnV 🙂

  • breathwords
    August 27, 2016

    Oh, absolutely!

  • Nikkeya Bell - Nik7502
    January 2, 2017

    What wonderful page! Thank you for inspiring me in many ways. I went through something so devastating and wondered how I would cope. I find myself writing, writing, writing. Had I not gone through my experience I don’t think I would have started this journey!

  • breathwords
    January 2, 2017

    Thank you for you kind words. I’m honored that you like my writing. I’ve found writing to be a wonderful outlet for all those things that shouldn’t be kept bottled up inside. There is definite power in putting it to the page. I’m so glad that writing helps you too. 💙