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“Why am I compelled to write? . . . Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger…

My Digs

Occasionally I find interesting articles about current affairs, stories,  fashion, writing, humor, and tech. These are some from around the web! 🙂 Enjoy! What It’s Like to Write Romance Novels With Your Husband – Ilona Andrews Interview http://ow.ly/mE8l30cZfuU   Drake And Will Ferrell Teach NBA Stars The Best Way To Shake Hands | HuffPost http://ow.ly/3OGl30cZ5ju …

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Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

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We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained. Nikki Giovanni

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“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” Langston Hughes

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“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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“But surely to tell these tall tales and others like them would be to spread the myth, the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect.” -Zadie Smith

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“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener

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“A story is impelled by the necessity to reveal: the aim of the story is a revelation, which means that a story can have nothing—at least not deliberately—to hide. This also means that a story resolves nothing. The resolution of a story must occur in us, with what we make of the questions with which…

CONFESSIONS OF A ROMANCE AUTHOR 3

E.B. White stated that “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”

It happens to all of us at one time or another. Some call it writer’s block. Some say their creative well went dry. Some just are simply burnt out and some still, just feel like faith in the creative process took a swerve to the far left of where they would like it to be for a host of reasons from rejection letters, family issues, day job struggles and more. Life can take a hefty toll on the creative mind with writing being a very mental endeavor. How can you even think of writing about imaginary characters when the real life ones are giving you and your mental bandwidth a run for your money?

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“When you’re missing a piece of yourself, aching, gut wrenching emptiness begins to take over. Until you find the link that completes your very soul, the feeling will never go away. Most people find a way to fill this void, material possessions, a string of relationships, affairs, food…I bare my soul, with words, for all…

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“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the…