The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabokov I had this feeling yesterday, I had started a poem months ago. Just a phrase. But when I love how words sound together I save it as a… Continue reading Clamoring to become visible
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great. Mark Twain Have you ever met someone that made you feel like you can be better than even you imagine? I have been lucky to have many… Continue reading Small people got no reason…
There is no perfect time to write. There is only now.– Barbara Kingsolver Maybe you’re not on a writing schedule, maybe you only write when you are inspired, or maybe you say you don’t have time to write. I hear that one alot when I tell people I’m a writer. “I would write but I… Continue reading Just 15 minutes a day…
Today September 27th, BlogCatalog has designated as Blogger’s Against Abuse Day.And sadly the list of abuses one could blog about are staggering.But I chose to blog about animal abuse because to me animals are so vulnerable and love so unconditionally. Everyday I write my constant companion is my chocolate lab, her full name is Mocha… Continue reading Blogger’s Against Abuse Day
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. David Sedaris, interview in Louisville Courier-Journal, June 5, 2005
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.~ Peter De Vries Is it just me or does paper/stuff seem to multiply? ok I have a bit of a clutter problem. And I’m always working on it and yes, I’ve read all the books…and I know how to fix it, and I… Continue reading Monkeys Rule my desk
Thanks to all who voted and to Writer Unboxed for their fun contest! Thanks also goes to the editors at Writer’s Digest for donating the five Writer’s Market books for the contest. Thank you!!
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”Doug Larson I just found out that all the newsletters and emails you sign up for that clog your inbox are called BACON. As opposed to SPAM which you didn’t sign up for. Because I get so much bacon every… Continue reading No More Bacon Please.
Nighttime is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.Catherine O’Hara What is the best time to write? Many authors swear by the early morning hours while others find nighttime is best. At 3:30 this morning when I couldn’t sleep I got up and… Continue reading Nighttime is the best time