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Friday, October 31, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

 “Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.”
—Annie Dillard

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

"You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you."
-Stephen King

Friday, October 24, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

 "Start early and work hard. A writer's apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he's almost ready to begin. That takes a while."
- David Eddings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

"A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer."
- Karl Kraus

Monday, October 20, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

"For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me."
- Jack Dann

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

"Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my 5 or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”
—Lawrence Block

Friday, October 17, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”
—Catherine Drinker Bowen

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.”
—Joyce Carol Oates

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

 “I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”
—Ray Bradbury

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

 "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
—Mark Twain

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”
—George Singleton

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Liebster Award Thanks-

I'd like to thank Nancy Shuman for nominating me for a Liebster award. Here is the link and her wonderful blog:
And here are the general 'loose' rules about receiving and awarding  the Liebster award...

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award 

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

So, here are 11 random facts about myself, as requested in the rules...
1-  I usually don't read a novel more than once.
2-  I write in the mornings...the earlier the better.
3-  My favorite 'sounds' to accompany my writing are, rain, birds singing, or the beginnings of the morning hustle and bustle on my street, especially on a snowy morning.
4-  I like the convenience and lightweight feel of my Kindle, but prefer good old fashioned books that I can mark up and scribble side notes in.
5-  Because of my #4 fact, I do not use a Kindle version of the Bible.
6-  When I experience writer's block, I check my e-mail and the latest Facebook posts, then go back to the blank screen.
7-  I have and require a window in my office.
8-  My favorite color is blue.
9-  I am a vegetarian.
10-I can't decide on a favorite author.
11-Centering Prayer is my go-to for stress and self-improvement.

Writing Quote of the Day-

"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 Nabakov

Friday, October 10, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."
~Norbet Platt

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” 
- Harper Lee

Monday, October 6, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day


“Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.” 
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-


“You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” 
- Jack London

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“If you are using dialogue — say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.” 
- John Steinbeck

Friday, October 3, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” 
- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Writing Quote of the Day-

“The story...must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and evil within a single person.”
- Maxwell Anderson

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Writing Tip of the Day-

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.”
- Orson Scott Card