“Photographers are writers- Writers are photographers: we catch a glimpse of something beautiful – a flower, a glance, a window – and catch it into our camera or writing lens: add a bit of glimmer, a ghost of shadow, allowing the background to sink into fuzziness while focusing on the sharp beauty; thus, we highlight the romance of life.” Pamela Wight
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~C. S. Lewis
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley (Even the comics!)
Interviewer: Where do you get your ideas?
Arthur Miller: I wish I knew; I’d go there more often.
I’m looking out my window, searching for ideas…
Here’s to JOY in reading, writing, and frolicking in the universe.
Words are flowing out like
Endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me. (lyrics by the Beatles)
Cripes, I need to create a
Ripe and fully-formed character who
Even burps on the page, or who eats
An apple with its core, or who
Talks in half sentences, like a brother-
In-law, or another relative the reader
Vividly connects with so the pages are
Inhaled, enjoyed, so engrossing
That the story is passed to
You and you and you.
“Books Are a Uniquely Portable Magic.” Stephen King
“The best way to become acquainted with a book is to write it.” Benjamin Disraeli
“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” (William Wordsworth)
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the
wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful.
What you’ll discover is yourself.
“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” Francoise Sagan
Write about all that inspires you in your life. Then, you’ll never run out of ‘good stuff’ to write about!
“Suddenly, you are sitting in your chair, fascinated by your own mundane life.” (N. Goldberg)
“Writing is at its best – always, always, always – when it is a kind of inspired play for the writer.” (Stephen King)
The Six Golden Rules of Writing:
“Read, read, read and write, write, write.” –
(Novelist Ernest Gaines)