Amazing Ninja Captain Alex as well as a big, fat THANKS! to this month's co-hosts Mark Koopmans, Joylene Nowell Butler, Elsie, and Lisa Buie-Collard!
Work is sort-of blowing up right now and my writing has taken a major back-seat to other necessities so instead of offering advice or sharing insecurities I'm giving you all a big, heaping dose of what I myself need: inspiration. May these quotes inspire us all to put pen to page or fingers to keys and create.
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have
sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham
If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive
day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all
- David Brin
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure
out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers
are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
- Orson Scott Card
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner
Until next time, steadfast writers, keep writing. And don't forget to visit our fine hosts and the IWSG home base. Happy May!