Writers are a lucky bunch. That’s the thought of the week for my writing group. The question for any writer when faced with a blank page is where to go now? Do you want to escape this dreary rain or soak up the sun on some tropical island? Each time a writer sits before a blank page or screen, the possibilities are endless. Mood, scene, character, time, genre, are all open for creation. Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go? What do you want to say? Oh, the possibilities are limitless.
Write yourself a Wonderful Wednesday and add it to the comments below. Aren’t you the lucky bunch?
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire
“Thank you” seems inadequate to express my appreciation and gratitude to a number of women who have lifted me, supported me, guided me, encouraged me, and yes, rescued me during my life. A dedication page in a book would continue for several pages, these women are so numerous. The following are a few of the reasons I say, “Thank you” to my mentors in my career, family, and life.
2. Creative prompts.
3. Financial advice.
4. Listening skills (X’s 10)
5. Belief in me.
6. Broad shoulders
7. Packing ability
8. Great sense of humor.
9. Soft shoes for the kick in the pants.
10. A great example of success.
What have your mentors given to you?
Thank You, Mentors
Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.
~ Beatrix Potter
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~ William Wordsworth
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
~ Edwin Denby
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical. ~ Joey Skaggs