Quoting the Quill #45

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“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

– James Keller

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I came across this quote last week and immediately fell in love with it, and it’s a great one to keep in mind for 2015! I think it can be interpreted in several different ways depending on your outlook or life experience. For me, I see it as about helping people.  Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #9

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“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”

– E.B. White

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Ha ha, there is something so absurd about this, but you’d be surprised how often I wake up with these exact thoughts in mind. It’s so unrealistic and yet Continue reading

Where do you get your Writing Inspiration?

You can be the best writer on the face of the planet, but if you don’t have anything to write about you’re screwed.
Lets face it, a writers least favourite past time is having a face off with a blinking cursor, but often that’s exactly what we find ourselves doing. (Wait what…? Did I just call myself a writer? I guess I kind of did.. :S Hmm..lets go with extreme amateur writer, that seems a little more accurate.)
There is nothing I find more frustrating than sitting readily at a computer full of proactive excitement ready to write the best prose in history and then stopping short, because hey there’s just one problem. I have no story.

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Perhaps I should backtrack a little. You see, what prompted this spur of the moment post is my Creative Writing class. For my first semester I had to write a 2,000 word short story. I was stuck. Desperately searching in to the depths of my brain I wondered where all my childhood imagination had run off to. I used to have endless ideas zooming around up there but after years and years of not writing anything fiction at all, I felt pretty rusty.  Continue reading