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Friday, October 9, 2015

Sharing a few 'musings' about creating


“I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something greater than you, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” – (Singer, lyricist, poet and essayist Judy Collins)
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“To present a whole world that doesn’t exist and make it seem real, we have to more or less pretend we’re polymaths.  That’s just the act of all good writing.” – (Novelist, essayist and short story writer William Gibson, who is credited with creating the term “Cyberspace.”).
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“It's possible, in a poem or a short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things – a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring – with immense, even startling power. It is possible to write a line of seemingly innocuous dialogue and have it send a chill along the reader's spine – the source of artistic delight, as Nabokov would have it. That's the kind of writing that most interests me.” (Short story writer and poet Raymond Carver)
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“I've always liked the idea that writing is a form of travel.” – (Fantasy/YA writer Rick Riordan)
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Charles Schultz’  - “Peanuts”

May your “creations” be inspiring and delightful as they open doors for readers into wonderful new worlds.  And, may they be prosperous for you as well.  Happy writing . . . and happy weekend.




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