Friday, March 28, 2014

Another Good Quote

You don't have to tell me, brother.  But may I also add, its also a exhilarating moment, to sit with fingers on keys and a blank screen, waiting for the impending release of a story pent up inside.  Scary to begin, but exhilarating.  Kinda like loosing your virginity each time you begin a new work.

Cheers folks!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Feeding My Muse the Best Lie.

    I really am trying to hold onto this belief.  Through dirty diapers and potty training.  House cleaning and remodeling.  Through mounds of dirty laundry and long lists of social engagements for me and my little man.  Through days where I feel like I'm only accomplishing just keeping up so I can fall behind again... 

There is this spark of belief I still hold dear.  That the stories I keep in my head will be more than just passing thoughts.  And that the characters who have helped me build them will some day be given a chance to really live, like all characters deserve to live, in the minds and hearts of someone else other than their creator. 

I know my little family is the most important thing to me in this life, but I will continue to tell my muses otherwise. 


Friday, March 14, 2014

A Question to Build a Goal On.

I think this may be some of the best advice for all of us creative types.  Our imaginings often free flow and swirl in a creative state with little rules and no boundaries but our imagination and time.  Asking at least this one concrete request of our work, could be good.

Friday, March 7, 2014

This Writers Source of Confidence.

     More often than not, I do very poorly advertising my skills to the world.  I am more likely to sling self deprecating humor at myself than preen like a peacock, for all the world to see.  But my more secret self--the self I am trying to share more with the world--will shout this with great confidence and gusto...

"Mr. King, you are damned right!"

I think one of my first motivators to write fan fiction was the feeling I could do a character or story more justice than the original creator.  Cocky much?  Not cocky when you once had your own sizeable fan base, telling you how you indeed did so, and on a daily basis.

And I believe the reason why writers should be insatiable readers, isn't just to "feed the muse" or learn how to write, but how not to write.

I haven't read more than one book since my son was born and I have taken fingers to keys less than I would like.  A correlation I think.  Yes, I need to feed the muse a bit more than PBS Kids and Circle of Moms to write the things I enjoy.  And I do love being inspired my the wonderful worlds others create and share.   But I also need to read what "the published" have offered the world of literature, so I can get myself keyed up again with the knowledge I can write with the best of them.



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