Motivation for today

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

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Quote of the Day

“Writing is a living thing, growing from the heart and soul of the writer. Many will never achieve it. But to produce any honest, real writing is a great career, a fine profession, and a magnificent life.”

\~source unknown~

Today’s Writing Tip

This is a great article by Linda Joy Myers:

http://memoriesandmemoirs.com/2014/12/curing-the-shoulds-write-what-you-love/?

Who hasn’t been in this state of mind? My latest excuse is that my laptop was broken. Yes, people, it does happen. My computer has had viruses before which were curable, but never have I had a broken hard drive and motherboard. Just like that.

Back in the day I wrote pen to paper and I still use my paper journal every now and again.  As it was this last time I contented myself using my Kindle Fire’s journal app which was fine for short notes. The Kindle is not the tool for stream of consciousness writing, that’s for sure!

Now that I am back on track, it’s time to get busy again, although I am still waiting to get the back up disc from our storage unit. The most recent  back up anyway. So yes, I have lost some of my work, but I don’t think it will be too bad. Fortunately I had printed out some hard copy.

Thank you Linda Joy Myers, for your expertise, and for your encouragement!

On Writing the Truth by Margaret Atwood

“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself.  You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it. “

Page 234 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood