This morning I was stuck in traffic on the 5 Freeway, a typical work day for Angelenos. Usually I’d be upset but today I listened to an audiobook and brain stormed my WIP. The time I sat in once place helped me work out an issue involving my MC. Instead of getting upset and flustered, I arrived at work hopeful and excited that I’ll give my character a clearer sense of who she is and why she is on her journey. Today, I appreciated sitting on the 5 Freeway. Traffic isn’t always bad, it’s all depends on how you look at it.
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Movies take us places we’d never dream of, they expand our vision and beliefs, and they are just plain fun. One movie I enjoy that encompasses all of those things is Stranger Than Fiction. It’s about an IRS agent, played by Will Ferrell, who hears the voice of a women who is narrating his life. The characters, plot, and setting are strong. The movie is humorous, sad, unique. It shows just how connected we all are, especially in midst of the creative process. Plus, after I watch this movie, I always want to pick up my pen and do some writing.
Inspiration, fiction, and real life pulsate at the center of any narrative.
“I would never write realistic prose. I don’t like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between surreal and the real.”
— Marguerite Young
Write with abandon.
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THE BEAT POETS.
Read about The Beat Poets and the way they changed poetry through their exploration of society, politics, and the human condition.
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YOU ARE STARDUST.
Do you ever look into the night sky, when it’s so clear you can practically see every sparkling star in the universe?
Then you’ve glimpsed all you are capable of with your writing.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHINE.
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