Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inspiration Found!

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I don't know if anyone plans to write during the holidays but if you do then I leave you with some inspiration and motivation!!!

  • To be a writer, you must sentence yourself to a life of solitary refinement.
  • A writer may leave off writing for a time. A writer cannot leave off being a writer.
  • A fair number of fiction writers have been avid liars since childhood.
  • Writers have friends, to be sure, but mostly writers have sources.
  • Give the opportunity, a writer will fiddle with a piece of writing forever.
Anything inspire you lately? What have you been working on?

All info found here.

36 comments:

Jess said...

My toddler has been obsessed with dinosaurs lately (as in, she roars at random people at the grocery store), so my head has been in picture book land...don't worry, I know better than to attempt one :)

I LOVE your third bullet point~ I know I certainly enjoyed embellishing the truth when I journaled about family trips as a kid.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the part about writers having sources...Its so true:)...I am always on a hunt for a great story ideas:)...Kisses, darling
Wish you a wonderful day

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful pillows GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas.

Gail said...

I play at writing when it moves me.

I cannot get past shorts so I am doomed to only entertain my followers and my family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Christine Danek said...

Still working through revisions. Ugh.
I have been known to embellish. :)
Writing the Next line today!!
HAve a great turkey day.

salarsenッ said...

Solitary refinement...wow, both in your characters and personally. Love that.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I'm in query hell. It's like solitary confinement times six because I have no characters to keep me company. Just me, my inbox and the rejections. I'd like to do some major revisions on my first two MS's over the holidays though:)

Bee said...

"A writer may leave off writing for a time. A writer cannot leave off being a writer" -- <3 this!

Vicki Rocho said...

My daughterling has been both fibbing and writing up a storm lately. Please tell me if I cure her of the former it won't affect the latter.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL. My husband told me I'm a lousy liar.

If writing is such a solidary thing, why am I always on email writing to my writing buddings instead of working on my wip? ;)

Have a great Thanksgiving, Jen!

Susan Fields said...

I'm still revising, revising, revising. I'm right there on your last point - I think I could fiddle forever and not be satisfied.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Gallagher said...

Love these tips Jen!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Michele Emrath said...

"Sources" is my favorite one, too. Love this! Thanks, Jen.

Michele

Meredith said...

Haha, yep, I've always been an avid liar. Happy Thanksgiving, Jen!

Teenage Bride said...

"A fair number of fiction writers have been avid liars since childhood."

HAHAHAHAHA I am laughing sooo hard right now.


I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving Jen, say hello to the hubs!!!

Quinn said...

Solitary refinement ... so true. I don't have time for another person.

beth said...

I will fiddle this piece of writing to death!

Ashley Hasty said...

I got inspired to try my hand at crafts. I made a yarn wreath and yarn trees...then did a Guest Post at Moonbeamwishes about it.

http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

Matthew Rush said...

Same old same old for me, but at least I have ACTUALLY been working on it lately.

Rezden said...

Everything sparks inspiration for me. Music and art mainly. Recently I've been lacking because my job is crushing my spirit. :( I'll get there again. :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss jen! for now im working a a new story but it got where its wanting to go on two ways so im just gonna let it decide where it gonna go all on its own. on that number 3 about lies i got thinking its not mostly lies its just that fiction writers got really big imaginations. im wishing for you the most happy and fun thanksgiving ever!!
...big hugs from lenny

Colene Murphy said...

thanks for the inspiration!! Happy Thanksgiving Jen!

Laura Marcella said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jen!!! Many blessings to you and your family!

Heather said...

I love those tidbits of inspiration! I've been working on a young adult historical fantasy. I'm loving every moment of it! My inspiration has been an Irish singer that I just discovered Mairead. She's amazing!

L.T. Elliot said...

Music inspires me a lot. It really helps set the tone, too.

Happy Thanksgiving, Jen!

The Golden Eagle said...

I try to tell the truth as often as possible . . . and I don't like lying at all! :P But I can see the connection between lying and fiction . . . LOL.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Terry Stonecrop said...

Great inpspiration. Love the sources:D

Jessica Bell said...

Yep! We're doomed to live in solitary confinement, honey, for the rest of our lives! Have a great thanksgiving honey!!! :o)

Erinn said...

Crap I can't tell a lie. I'm going to make a crap writer, aren't I?

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I'm a rubbish liar, but I will fiddle with a piece of writing forever if I'm given the chance. :)

Krispy said...

I like the 2nd bullet point. Don't think I'm much of a liar though...

I have been and will be working on my NaNo. Ack, so few days left!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I know all about fiddling with a piece of writing for forever. *sigh* Right now, I'm still plugging away at nano.

Abby Minard said...

Love that list! Ah yes..the lying, and fiddling, and leaving off but never actaully leaving...all very true :)

N. R. Williams said...

Still editing. But my WIP is in the final edits from my editor. Sorry, it is taking time and I don't have enough to pass around to visit everyone.
Nancy

52 Faces said...

LOVE it!

Lisa Galek said you were dunzo with the NaNo, like, hella early, yo.

I had to come see with my own eyes! Very nice to meet you! I'm at YellowTypingFiend on NaNo if you wish to befriend!

Medeia Sharif said...

The last one is so me. Fiddle, fiddle.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Rachael Harrie said...

OOh, I love these. Still revising, revising, revising

Rach