Showing posts with label writers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writers. Show all posts

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Inspired


T. S. Eliot once wrote, “good writers borrow, great writers steal.” In my youth to circumstances beyond my control, reading and daydreaming became my entertainment and best friends. 

Also, I lived in a culture filled with mystery and religion and thus developed in me a fascination for the supernatural, mysticism, prophecies, and damsels in distress that overcame their distress. And I especially sought out books about saints, creation, mythology, and history. 

So, I agree with Eliot to a point; since my series On Wings Of Immortals is inspired by favorite authors such as Auel, Mitchener, Castaneda, Rice, King, Kostova, and Coelho and of course Poe.

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Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

For writers: FREE and helpful


I am in a love it or loose space. From stuff in closets to bookcases, subscriptions to sites, activities to relaxation - it feels good and it’s opening time to focus on what I really value. That brings me to offers; too many offers are just hooks to sell so I try to ensure that what I share are truly worth-it. ENJOY free books form K.M. Weiland downloads that help writers. 


Friday, February 05, 2016

On book readings



One of the joys of writing is listening to other writers read. Last night I attended a book reading event in Sacramento by Squaw Valley Community Writers. Introductions by Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak reminded me of when I did radio and TV announcements. Beth has a show that airs at 9 am and 7 Pm. Writers that presented: Natalie Baszile, Meg Waite Clayton, Frances Dinkelspiel, Marian Palaia, and Josh Weil; all excellent. I look forward to someday attend a workshop in Squaw Valley and will start listening to Beth Ruyak when I can because I enjoy Capital Public Radio. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Want your musings published?



Was there a time when writers wrote, and voila were published? I don't think so. 
The struggle of writing is just as intense as the tangle to publish. Publishing one's work is a business that can take up all of a writer's time but oh hell; it is the difference between writing for oneself, family and friends or feeling that one has something to say about issues and life, and the pursuit to be read. 
So if you want to delve on costs and venues for publishing your poetry or other writing here is a good site to get you started. 
Don't get frustrated as I already am. Amen.

Monday, February 09, 2015

To writers

Most writers, in my opinion, write because we have no choice. Something always makes our hands go to paper or keyboard, put words together and strive to create well-written sentences and grammatically correct paragraphs. Sometimes we don't even care about the esthetics, we just need to get it out, impassioned by an event, dream, feeling, hope or another author. Anything can spark the start of a poem, novel, or screenplay.
 
That most will never be signing a best seller at the local bookstore or find ourselves on a #1 list does not crush our passion. Even though to some, publishing is the only and a real measure of a good author, poet, and columnist.  Still we continue to write and amass pages that one day might pile forgotten or kept by loved ones, somewhere, until the space they take is claimed.

Payment for our art is significant. We feel appreciated when someone puts a price on our words. I have copies of checks received for a few poems and articles, and although I peddle my stuff for free on my blog or social media, I am looking to be published.  It gives me hope to know some self-published authors that to me have said more and are better than many “famous” best sellers.  I also know good writers who might never publish.


I will continue to write, grateful for the proceeds but not solely for it. I do want the eyes of others on my pages, but I will write because I must: Or what else? Even now when still in my pj's, the news on TV, my husband walks in, and I say, “I just had to write this…” I accept a kiss, and his “I know.” I had promised some eggs and toast, but I glance at the time and its past noon!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

From She Writes, 52 goals



My first thought on Brooke Warner’s post on She Writes, 52 THINGS—IDEAS FOR WRITERS FOR 2015, was this is ridiculous. But as I read the list I realized that I have already done most of it and in some cases more. That the things I have not done are worth looking into.  Thanks Brooke!
I think that as writers the only way not to get discouraged is to see ourselves as mangers and workers at our own business. Hope you have a great 2015!

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