Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group- May

Hey everybody!  Can you believe it's already the first Wednesday of the month?  That must mean it's time to share our insecurities with the world, and spread support to all those who need it.  Thanks as always to the one and only 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 the richer.
- 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!



16 comments:

  1. Aloha :)

    Ohhh and a David Brin quote, to boot :)

    What does "to boot" even officially mean :)

    Thanks for the awesome quotes, Bev, and *good luck* at work!!

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    1. Thanks, Mark! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration, Bev! I particularly like the Kingsolver and Card quotes. Hang in there with all the work stuff!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. Thanks Madeline! I am WAY overdue to visit you- I swear I will... someday... and I will finish reading your amazing A to Z stories.

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  3. I love quotes and some of these are new to me. Have to file them away with my other favorites. Thanks for sharing and Happy May to you, Bev.

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  4. These are some great quotes, I feel very motivated now :)

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    1. Yay! Exactly what I was going for!

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    1. Glad you found your thoughts on the page, Alex!

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  6. I've always loved that William Faulkner quote!

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    1. Me, too! I need it tattooed on my brain so I can always remember it.

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  7. Okay, I love quotes and I can't believe most of these are brand spankin' new to me. I love David's and William's. I can certainly apply them to my life right now. :D

    S.K.Anthony: IWSG

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    1. So glad to introduce some new ones to the growing list, S.K.! thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I can always use some good inspirational quotes! I especially like the Faulkner one, just get it down, indeed. :)

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    1. Single most important thing for me to do right now, certainly.

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