Some Favorite Authors…

As writers, we all have those particular authors who inspire us and teach us. We love their stories and read them again and again.  Maybe they are the authors who first got us interested in writing our own stories. Maybe they were the authors who encouraged us that, “If they did it, so can I!” 🙂 We pick up every book we find by them, because we know we will learn something new or enjoy yet another fabulous tale.

Louisa May Alcott                       William Shakespeare                        Robert Frost

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Summer Reading List ~ Take II

I’m looking forward to digging into my large TBR list again this summer! I don’t know about you, but everything in life seems to slow down in the summer and I find I have more time to read, write and enjoy the printed page. 🙂

Here is what I am looking forward to reading this summer…

Jane Austen in Style

 

I have had this book for a while now and I am looking forward to learning about the world of one of my favorite authors! I might be doing a little bit of research too….

 

 

 

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Because the Words…

Why does a writer write? Because the words call to us. The stories won’t tell themselves. If there is one thing authors all have in common, it is their love of words. Words are our paint. Our clay. Our plants in our garden. Building our imaginary worlds with words makes us architects.


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Book Wisdom

“When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
– Anne of Green Gables

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
– The Phantom Tolbooth

“It is never too late to be wise.”
– Robinson Crusoe

 

 

England Inspired

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from my two week trip across the pond to visit a country I have always dreamed of seeing. England!

British flag

It was definitely winter while I was there! Most of the time, the houses and streets looked like this –

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

Over the winter months, I recently got the opportunity to dig into this amazing book! I had been feeling the need to get back to my artistic roots and my brother recommended this book to me. I am glad he did! It was one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read about what it means to create and what it means to be an artist.

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What A Writer Would Like

  • Complete quiet when we ask for it (Or want it. Or need it.)
  • Meals to magical be made so we don’t have to think about them
  • Snacks available at the snap of a finger (Non-messy please, so we don’t leave crumbs like a trail)
  • That elusive word we are trying to remember to appear on our page
  • Editing to just not exist
  • Research to not be so distracting!
  • Our characters to behave themselves, name themselves, give us a pep talk about their history, basically care for themselves like adults and not our brain child…
  • The weather to always be cool, wet, sunny, bright, dreary, whatever fits your current writing mood
  • A perfect music soundtrack that reads our mind and adjusts to fit the scene we are writing
  • More time in our days would be nice…
  • About a dozen other things
  • This book to just write itself!

Sigh, maybe someday in a perfect world 🙂