Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
—Jimmy Stewart

The profession of book writing makes horse racing look like a solid, stable business.
—John Steinbeck

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
—Anne Lamott

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
—Alfred Hitchcock

Paper is more patient than man. 
—Anne Frank

The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
—Steve Martin

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
—Daphne Du Maurier

As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. 
—Neil Gaiman

Write for yourself and yourself alone. Don’t try to please anyone else, and don’t be afraid of anyone. 
—Sallie Tisdale

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday Tips: Live

I have said it before. That time and enjoy your life. Go see new things. Spend time with friends and family. It will make your writing better.

My sister lives in Costa Rica and she is currently visiting me. I get to hang with both my sisters today. I am writing this post before anyone else is awake in the house. Sipping coffee. Relaxing.

--Life is good.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Quotes of the Week

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. 
—W. Somerset Maugham

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. 
—W. Somerset Maugham

The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.
—Jack London

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate. 
—John Steinbeck

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
—Ana├»s Nin

If a writer falls in love with you, you will never die.
—Unknown

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.
—Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.
—Christina Rossetti

The worse day writing is better then the best day at work.
-Martin Wilsey

Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer. 
—Kurt Vonnegut

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
—Isabell Allende

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can write anything good.
—William Faulkner

Learning how to be a good reader is what makes you a good writer. 
—Zadie Smith

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.  
—Carrie Fisher

Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
—Ernest Hemingway

If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy or both – you must stay drunk on #writing so reality cannot destroy you.
—Ray Bradbury

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Images that Inspire

 


Quotes of the Week

Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
—Ernest Hemingway

If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy or both – you must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
—Ray Bradbury

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
—Robert Bresson

Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.
—Patti Smith

I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that. 
—David Bowie

The only thing worth writing about is the conflict in the human heart.
—William Faulkner

The most regretful people on earth, are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
—Mary Olive

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin


Saturday, April 3, 2021

THPP E24 - Book Signings

 
--I love this episode because of the mistakes!

Coffee and Cartoons: Jonny Quest

 On Saturday Mornings I like to watch Cartoons while having coffee. I am currently enjoying the classic episodes of Jonny Quest on HBOMax. Those were the days!

--Big fun!