"Nothing can happen to you that is worse than living in fear that something could happen to you." --Unknown
“I think setting is, curiously, almost always underrated by the beginner or the amateur, and almost always of intense importance to the accomplished writer. Why is that? We only have space and time. I suppose that time happens of its own accord in a story: this happened and then that happened. Whereas place must be achieved in words, it’s part of sleight-of-hand, finding the images and atmosphere to transport the reader to that far away.” --Janet Burroway, as interviewed by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Make a list of ten-twenty places you no longer have access to (the crawl space under your grandmother’s front porch, your dorm room at the University of Colorado, your sixth floor walk-up New York apartment the summer you were 19).
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"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," that would suffice." --Meister Eckhart
Make a list of things you're grateful for.... [Continue Reading]
"Appearance rules the world." --Fredrich Schiller
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny." --Socrates