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Deborah Hawkins, penned Debra Renée Byrd, began writing after a blank book project in elementary school and never stopped, fashioning stories based on her favorite TV shows and movies before creating more original works. She studied at the University of the Arts and Florida State University before settling down and graduating from Temple University. She now resides in her hometown of Dover, DE, where she spends most of her time at work or at church. She loves fantasies, superheroes, is a trekkie and a brown coat. She loves television and lives for Final Fantasy video games, having collected most of them. She has read a myriad of authors, and her favorite authors change whenever she finds a new book that changes her life... "When you can't run, you crawl. When you can't crawl...well, you know the rest." -Tracey, Firefly, "The Message"

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Happy Wednesday, and Happy November! I hope you went out to vote yesterday. I did!

It is also the first of the month, so that means, INSECURE WRITERS, UNITE! This mammoth of a bloghop was created by the legend, the ninja, the guitar hero, Alex J. Cavanaugh. Visit both links for IWSG posts, hosts, and participants.

National Novel Writing Month has once again started! I was thinking about trying it again this year (I tried 2 years ago and failed miserably). I even had thoughts on what to write, but I'm helping my friend revise her first novel--an adult women's sci-fi--and am working on revising my own fantasy WIP, so I have to not bog my brain down with anything else.

For you all here, I want to post some inspirational quotes or memes. SOMETHING. lol (I just Googled "inspiration for writiers." Yes, Google, I did mean writers, thanks. lol SMH. It's too early.)

Buzzfeed has a great list but terrifying pictures of the people who said them, so I'm going to put the link here with some of my favorites from the list and let you stare at the people if you want. lol

"If something isn't working, if you have a story that you've built and it's blocked and you can't figure it out, take your favorite scene, or your very best idea or set-piece, and cut it. It's brutal, but sometimes inevitable."
--Joss (O Cap'n, My Cap'n) Whedon

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
--Maya Angelou

"Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players...I have 10 or so, and that's a lot.  As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them."
--Gore Vidal

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader."
--Robert Frost

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
--Toni Morrison

"I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose."
--(teehee) P.G. Wodehouse

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
--(Say that!) Thomas Mann

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
--(HA!) W. Somerset Maugham

And finally:

"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."
--Anne Frank

Good luck this month, NaNobites! hehe


Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Love all the quotes! They are uplifting, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I really liked Robert Frost's quote. So true. I could never to NaNoMo. I just don't have that kind of dedication (or organizations) inside me. Best of luck to those who do! I'm always impressed by them.

Sarah Foster said...

Love all the quotes! I was going to try NaNo this year but I gave up on the first day. I suppose it's better this way because I really should be focusing on the book I've already written instead of failing NaNo for the billionth time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've always liked Morrison's quote. I did just that!
Still chuckling at 'writiers.'

Chrys Fey said...

I always love Maya Angelou's quotes. She had such wisdom! And that Toni Morrison quote is one I live by. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love that Wodehouse quote!

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Diana Wilder said...

I am sitting here in a state of silly amusement over Thomas Mann's quote. So true. Wodehouse also said, when asked how he wrote, "I just sit at my typewriter and curse a bit..."

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