Take me to the river

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“You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.” — Suzanne Collins

Thank you?

Do you have any characters that people will LOVE to HATE in your manuscript? To REALLY give your main character depth, don’t be afraid to stank them up a bit. No one is perfect after all. XOXO

A writer is a gardner

 

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The ablest writer is only a gardener first, and then a cook:  his tasks are, carefully to select and cultivate his strongest and most nutritive thoughts; and when they are ripe, to dress them, wholesomely, and yet so that they may have a relish. – Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

My inner foodie loves this quote, so I’ve got nothing.

Write every single day of your life

 

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“You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
— Ray Bradbury

Well? Stop looking googly-eyed at the quote and start writing… or lurking – you little book sniffer.

To love…

 

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“We are born to love as we are born to die, and between the heartbeats of those two great mysteries lies all the tangled undergrowth of our tiny lives. There is nowhere to go but through. And so we walk on, lost, and lost again, in the mapless wilderness of love.”
-Tim Farrington

I like this quote and all, but you don’t want to know the imagery I think of when I read it. Trust me.

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”-Iris Murdoch

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“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.  Bricks to all greenhouses!  Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!”-Edward Abbey

Everything’s better with wine

I think one should always reward themselves after a long day of writing with a chilled glass of liquid relief. Enjoy some pictures of my guilty pleasure. Have a wine filled wonderful weekend! This is dedicated to the main character Andie and her affinity for all things that come in a bottle.

Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”- Galileo