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The Soul of My Blog?

Blogging is an adventurous outlet, with an innate freedom of expression that allows you to explore the weirdest ideas that could come about. Maybe you are able to traverse the confines of your soul and release them with new words, or maybe you just write. One time I told someone they wouldn’t find my blog, to… Continue reading The Soul of My Blog?

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Quotations on Writing by Ray Bradbury

My favorite author!

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“Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”

“You fail only if you stop writing.”

“You must write every single day of your life.”

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Neil Gaiman on Books

“read and cherish the books you love.”

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Unfortunately in the world of books as well as the larger world, human beings often create artificial divisions.  In his “Newberry Medal Acceptance Speech,” following the text of his wonderful novel The Graveyard Book, Mr. Gaiman speaks to the question of what books to read.

He says, “It was as if some people believed there was a divide between the books that you were permitted to enjoy and the books that were good for you, and I was expected to choose sides. We were all expected to choose sides. And I didn’t believe it, and I still don’t.

I was, and still am, on the side of books you love.” (Gaiman 320)

I agree with this brilliant writer completely: read and cherish the books you love.

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Let’s Share: Comics Grinder

When it comes to a comic book that is a big deal, it does not get much sweeter than AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS, based upon the critically-acclaimed novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman. Published by Dark Horse Comics, this comic is: story and words by Neil Gaiman; script and layouts by P. Craig […]… Continue reading Let’s Share: Comics Grinder

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Let’s Share: Don’t Fret About Your Slump

by Elethwyn Salutations, fellow elves and writers! Elethwyn is here today to share her thoughts, ideas, and tips for overcoming writing slumps. Writing slumps – also known as writer’s block, also known as writing depression, also known as the-reason-future-Newberry-winners-gave-up-writing – is something all writers face. It’s when we lose that spark to write and find… Continue reading Let’s Share: Don’t Fret About Your Slump

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We Are Not Really There At All

I had an epiphany! I am going to delete Facebook. A few weeks ago I made this decision since I found myself spending way too much time scrolling through a news feed of irrelevant information; countless connections and intrusions into personal lives of people that I really did not know.  Then there was the FB… Continue reading We Are Not Really There At All

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Fall

I fell a few times before Unsure of how to get up again I lost my balance Wavering through life Trying to figure out where to place my feet down next I fell through the whole of existence I met myself in resistance I played my hand one more time Rolled the dice and tried… Continue reading Fall

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A painting brings words to life 

If a painting is worth a thousand words this one is worth so much more. I have been fortunate enough to know some talented artists; one such person Wilfredo Rivera created this illustration for me. This painting has given life to my words. Without reading a single word he created the perfect image from my tale.… Continue reading A painting brings words to life