Category Archives: Writing quotes

Crossing Mountains (one pebble at a time)

I came across this quote in one of my puzzle books: “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.   Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain”. Anonymous       How often, in life and in our writing endeavors, do …

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Out of the Comfort Zone

I am a puzzle freak. I love a challenge. I need a challenge. ♥♦♥♦♥ I’m not talking about jigsaw, puzzles here.  I mean the kind that you buy in a booklet type thing.  Cross Sums, Numbers Place, Syllacrostics, Anacrostics, Cryptograms, and the like.  In my obsession, I often will get into one type of puzzle …

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The English Language: Gotta love it 3

This one, again, I do not have a clue who wrote it.  It’s up to you whether to read it or not.😀 You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .. There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is ‘UP.’ It’s easy to understand …

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The English Language: Gotta Love it 2

This came in the same e-mail (and I’m sure you’ve all seen it at one time or another) but I did find out who wrote it.  Richard Lederer, a man who has used and abused the English language for a living.  He is definitely a man after my own heart, and someone I plan to explore …

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The English Language: Gotta love it

Today we look at the English language again.  I LOVE language/words!   For a post on my other blog, I looked in a thesaurus trying to get a different way to say “Random Ramblings”  My favorite was “Promiscuous Ponderings’.  You can take a look here if you like.  I did not use that title, of course, but …

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More advice

Let’s look at a few more slogans:   If it works, don’t fix it. Gram:  This one hits me hard.  As a person who tends toward OCD perfectionism, I have to be reminded to stop before I ruin the work by trying to ‘fix’ it.  That’s one way an editor can come in handy; they can …

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The Writers Journey: A Book Begins

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”  Isak Dinesen   Most all writers would certainly identify with this quote.  Sometimes, you look at the task and think, “I just can’t do that.”  …

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Writing – an ever learning process

Imma:  {Looks at Gram over her glasses from her computer chair.}  Gram did you see that quote by Robert Frost I was reading the other day? Gram:  {Smiles and looks up from her ever-present mending.}  Yes, I did.  “Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.”  I really like that. Imma:  Thanks, Gram.  I like …

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Go for it with your writing

“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.”  Lillian Hellman   When writers begin writing or enter into a new genre or even a new writer’s social circle or venue, they often experience wild fear  strokes a lack of confidence.  Confidence is something built over time with …

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10 Things Not to Say

We found this on a professional website facebook and just had to share here.  We have personally heard some of these statements many times.  It hurts the worst when it’s family members who say it.  It’s amazing how many people misunderstand the life of a writer.  While we do not claim to be “professional” writers, we do appreciate …

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