Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.' Benjamin Franklin, 'Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor,' November 11, 1755."
I'd say this makes as much sense today as it did in Ben's time. Keep these words in mind now and in the days to come.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
The Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.
Monday, November 15, 2010
- - Clarence Budington Kelland
My intention is to continue to do just that this week! To continue the pursuit of my story with a wild combination of violent aggression and love, making it succumb to my desire to make it more than words on a page...
Now I need a cigarette.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
Through ink lines and key strokes, some of us labor to create men and women who epitomize noble courage. Tomorrow, remember that there are those of flesh and bone who 'are' courage.
Honor our vets by remembering them tomorrow. Let their courage be your muse.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Steven SpielbergAnd yet what we most easily digest is what's closest to our hearts. Remember, whenever, wherever or whatever place you take your story, do not go there without the understanding of the human heart.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
"Good books don't give up all their secrets at once."
— Stephen King
So be patient while you type away at that WIP. Keep writing--I've told myself and now I'm telling you. It does pay off and when it does--when you've excavated away the filler in your WIP, made the connections, and deduced a mountain of scattered ideas into a story--you feel like the most brilliant detective on Earth. Move over Sherlock!
It is amazing to be not only the asker of the mysteries, but the answerer as well. Our writing and our writing hangups/issues come from us, so essentially we are fixing "us' while we write... I think? I hope?
Good luck with all of your WIP mysteries.