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

 

 

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 🙂

The Legacy of the Writer

What exactly is a legacy? The dictionary defines it as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. Much like the word “heritage” which is
something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion.

So, legacy is something that is given to us from the past while a heritage is something that belongs to you by reason of your birth.

That is wonderful and all, but what does that have to do with writing and being an author? A lot. If you are a writer or an author, you are creating your legacy right now. You are handing down to the future a gift of words.

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How Traveling Can Improve Your Writing

Lavender fields in Provence, France

(This post was suppose to go out last week, but life happens! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!)

When I was younger,  I would love to sit and watch people and wonder where they were going and what their stories were. Because everyone has a story. As I got older, that interest in stories grew and inspired a desire to travel and see new places. Both in my own country and abroad.

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Why Are You Writing?

Is it just me or does everyone, once they have been writing a while, ask themselves the above question? Why in the world am I writing? And why am I writing this?

I suppose it happens to everyone and not just writers. That moment when you have come a ways in your chosen activity or pursuit and you wonder why you started it?

That’s when I discovered you have to remind yourself of your “Why”.
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What is a Story Outline?

Whenever I get a new idea for a story, one of my favorite parts of the writing process is the outlining phase. But what exactly is a story outline? Well, I like to think of it as the chance to get your story and all its ideas out into the light from the swirl in your brain. Where you can see them and examine them. You can really make outlining as easy or as hard a phase as you want.

Some people like to jump right into writing their first draft and see where their ideas will take them without any prep work beforehand.

I am not one of those people though! Maybe it’s because I was taught in school that to write a good story, research paper, letter, whatever; it is important to at least have an idea of what you are going to say!

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Naming Your Characters

Naming my characters is one of my most favorite parts of being a writer. You get to pick out the names of your best friends! (Some would say imaginary friends, but we know better 😉

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