18 Quotes to Inspire Writers, Bloggers–Everyone.

As I said, I’m a sucker for a good quote…and there are many here!

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The guy that came up with the Positivity campaign has a problem as he sits here and begins typing. He needs to think of something to write about. Part of the beginning an article with an idea yet to be developed is 18-quotespressure to write an article that is specifically about a certain topic. I gave ideas for others involved to do if they wanted help thinking of something. I am contrary to myself at times. I wanted to do an article instead. I think I like to hear myself type. Now, here I am—writer’s blocked.

As I typed those last two words, the idea came to me. There is something that gets in the way of all of us at times. It keeps us from being positive as often as we could. Did you see the words be positive all of the time in that last sentence?

I may…

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5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers (and Writers) Going from Good to Great

May I suggest this applies to living life and all that our soul compels us to be… yeah, let me begin with writing!

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Hi all:

I was checking through some blogs and found one that I felt spoke to me and I thought I’d share it with you to see if it resonates with you too. The original post was in Problogger and it’s a guest contribution by a psychologist, Dr Alice Boyes. You can read it here. Although the title of the post is: 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great, I felt those apply to writers in general, and of course, many of us are also bloggers.

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To summarise, Dr Boyes mentions five blocks to developing a blogger’s (read writer’s) career:

  1. Imposter Syndrome. You aren’t good enough, you aren’t really a writer, how can you compare with others, who are you trying to fool…This blocks you as you don’t feel you should reach to others whom you view as true… (bloggers, writers, authors…)…

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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 35 – Miss, Past

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #35 – Miss, Past

 

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Miss, ever wondered

Why your words don’t matter much

That’s all in  the past?

– FlorenceT

 

 

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Angels in your life

I often wonder how I got here… an island girl from South-East Asia.  And I don’t always see what has brought me here.  And I commonly forget to count my blessings, to appreciate the gifts and grace that were my companions through it all.

Yes, I can pat myself on the back, and congratulate myself for my courage, my strength, my tenacity, my fine instincts, my foresight, my intelligent sensible mind, etc. but I’d like to believe I have angels in my life.

Let me clarify what I mean by ‘angels’.

My felt-sense of angel is this: it is unconditional acceptance, unwavering attention, attending beauty, a space in which I can fly and know I will land within its safe reach.  It is safety, comfort and love!

I have many angels throughout my life, one of which is books, the other music.  They have been my refuge, they have been that place which I seek my solace.  They have lifted me, enlightened me, given me great joy!

There have been people who, in their own ways and sometimes unbeknown to even them (and I at the time), supported me, compelled me to realize who I truly am.

What or who are your angels?  Where do you go, my lovely, when you need comfort and love?

So here I share a piece of music that has touched me in many ways, its meaning changing at times.

 

 

May you find comfort in the arms of your angel!

– FlorenceT

 

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Dance like no one’s watching…

Right, stop what you are doing, shake those shoulders loose, and click ‘PLAY’ (↓) …

 

 

Didn’t that make you dance?  Or want to dance?  A cool young man played this song to me while I was driving…somehow I don’t think he thought it cool for his mother to be ‘ shaking her tush’, well this phrase alone shows I am not, cool that is :-).  Do I care?  Nope.  Cause the music is truly rhythmic and entrancing.

A little research shows the musicians, a hip-hop duo called ‘Hermitude’ hails from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – local boys as I call them.  The duo began playing music together when they were 11 and 16 respectively, and years later won the “Best Independent Dance/Electronica album” award at the 2012 Jägermeister AIR (Australian Independent Records Association) Awards for the album, Hyperparadise.

Enough.  Back to the music.  And do dance… no matter who’s watching. 🙂

I wish you a weekend filled with music, joy and of course, love!

– FlorenceT

#Haiku Prompt Challenge 34 – Beast, Day

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #34 – Beast, Day

 

tears

 

Sadness like a beast

Striking at the depth of me

   Loving, I remain.

– FlorenceT

 

 

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Sian 2015

In creativity…love.

For as long as I have known her, she has been imaginative, she has creative flair and a way of about her which exudes confidence, a knowing beyond her age, and a discerning nature.

Sian's flowerThis is her love – creating a handmade thank-you flower.

Sian's painting Feb 15This is her joy – creating a painting to adorn her space.

Sian's blanket Feb 15This is her determination – creating a ‘no-sew’ blanket for personal comfort.

And I am blessed to be her Mum! 🙂

 – FlorenceT

 

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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 33 – Fame, War

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #32 Fame, War

 

Tension

 

Fame, integrity

Warring in my weary mind,

   Where am I to be?

– FlorenceT

 

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

 

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It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost.  Then I have to stop and ask myself, “am I really lost?”  I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities – to ask myself if I truly believe that which I am writing, or am I merely parroting. I ask myself ‘why?” and be open to other possibilities.

The journey is exciting.  And no, I am not lost.  I am right where I am.

May we find different parts to ourselves in our meanderings.

– FlorenceT

 

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