Feel the Hard Things, Focus and Write

Feel the hard things, focus and write.

Sometimes you need a push, a big one, not a nudge.

After a week of online writing classes, two (what was I thinking?), I felt drained, ready to throw the pen, shut the laptop down.

I needed to get still for a day, shut out the noise on the TV and my head.

If you’re lucky, it’s in those times when the universe, sends you messages and you listen.

The first message was a quote from Stephen King:

Writers and writing

I shared the quote on the closed Facebook group for the writers online class. If I felt like I couldn’t go on, I was sure others might feel that way, too. Many did.

The second quote came from a manifesto written by Courtney E. Martin. I read this article today, by Maria Popova, in her weekly Sunday newsletter, the wonderful Brain Pickings. Go to her site to read her inspiring post.

Courtney E. Martin, author and Wendy McNaughton, illustrator.

 

The poster is available through Etsy with proceeds benefiting Hedgebrook, a writers residency program. On Popova’s site, there are three different illustrations with links to purchase a framed poster.

Have a great week and keep creating!

Brain Pickings website: Creative Resilence and the Artist Duty



Categories: Encouragement, Writing

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5 replies

  1. very cool post and guidance! Thank you!

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  2. Love the poster and the strong message. Although I’m not a fan of Stephen King’s books I find his book on writing excellent. Good luck ot you with the novel, Mona.

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  3. I’ve seen that poster recently and loved it, but that’s a great quote from Stephen King too. I’m sure you just need to let all that learning sink in before the writing flows!

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  4. Great encouragement. And by the way, that tagline for your blog is one of the best I’ve ever seen, bar none! I always love a good, clean double… no, wait… triple-entendre!

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your work, but for right now your tagline has me triple-inspired to be done writing and go take a nap with my wife! 😉

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