The ideal view for daily writing, hour for hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold-storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible - Edna Ferber
Oct 31, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, October 31, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, October 27, 2011
Now if that doesn't get you thinking about giving your breasts some TLC - nothing will!!
Oct 24, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, October 24, 2011
~ Raymond Feist ~
Oct 20, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, October 20, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, October 17, 2011
At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance--that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be--curiosity--to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got it or not.
~ William Faulkner ~
Oct 13, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, October 13, 2011
But I want to write. So I see my goal of being published as a solution to that guilt. If it is a job, a paying job, I can justify spending my time writing.
What about you? Do you feel guilt? If not, let me in on your secret so I too can write guilt free!
Oct 10, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, October 10, 2011
Nothing, not love, not greed, not passion or hatred, is stronger than a writer's need to change another writer's copy - Arthur Evans
Oct 6, 2011
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, October 06, 2011
I loved the following quote from Dr Barletta's presentation:
How does this relate to writing? I see it as being very strongly related to a character's behaviour and personality - and quite possibly the basis for the formulation of the internal conflict: It is a fallacy to believe that any behaviour that is genetically inherited cannot be modified over a lifetime...
So what has influenced your hero and heroine throughout their early years, combined with their genetic inheritance, will be what forms them as adults. And it is this behaviour they have to overcome to reach their Happy Ever After.
I can now see the possibilities for my heroes and heroines through consideration of the psychological aspect of their character development. Dr Barletta has a book coming out next year 'The Home Therapist' - a practical, self-help guide for everyday psychological problems. I think this is definitely a craft book I will have to buy.