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Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book

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I was reading a book, “ The History of Glue.” I couldn’t put it down

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A book may be compared to your neighbor; if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.

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Now share one of you own…

Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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I was reading a book, “ The History of Glue.” I couldn’t put it down.

I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a bookmark.

Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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common bookworm

Q: What would you get if you crossed a comedian and an Edgar Allan Poe story?

A: The Wit and the Pendulum

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What do librarians take fishing?
– Bookworms!

What do planets like to read?
– Comet books.

What’s a favorite literary joke of yours?

 

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Q: What is a flea’s favorite book ?

A: The itch-hikers guide to the galaxy!

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Feel free to share your literary, book, reading or author jokes.

Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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reader humor

#reader #humor

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#writers will get this one

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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested – Sir Francis Bacon

Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?

Share your book humor.

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book pile humor

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So here you can groan…

What building has the most stories?
The library.

Q. What reference book should you use when you forget your shovel?
A. The dig-tionary.

#book #love

Books to the ceiling,

#book #love
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.
– Arnold Lobel

Wise words to live by (well at least read by)

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Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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Book Puns – yep they will make you groan!

I once read a book about singularity. It really sucked me in.

I read a book about gravity, it was a heavy subject.

I had plans to begin reading a book about sinkholes but they fell through.

 

 

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Why not share a good ‘reading or writing’ joke below in the comments?

Are You An Old Soul..?


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So how do we know if we are an old soul or not? Let’s look at the most common traits for an old soul. Firstly, they are able to relate better to older people and that their views on life are more mature – a bit before their time, so to speak. Old souls are able to enjoy their own company and are more self sufficient when it comes to entertaining themselves. That is not to say they are lonely or introverted, just confident in themselves and old in heart, old in mind and old in soul, whose outlook on life is vastly different and more matured than those around him/her.

Here are some common personality traits:

Homebodies & Solitary

Someone who would rather stay in on Friday night instead of hitting the bars because they are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups. A perfect partner would be someone who shares this sentiment.  A bottle of wine, candles, and a relaxed night of conversation and good company, is an old soul’s idea of a great evening.

Not materialistic

The material trappings of life do not hold with an old soul, they dismiss the short-lived things in life and do not see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Affection will be expressed through grand gestures that have deeper meaning, like love letters or poems, rather than diamond rings or luxury cars.

Strong Communication Skill

Old souls do not play games when it comes to communication.  They will express their feelings honestly and tell you like it is. Remember their intentions are good and from the heart.

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Careful with their Emotions

An old soul only responds to those whom they’re emotionally invested in.  Relationships without emotion, or a deeper connection, is meaningless to them. They will not open up immediately, careful with their emotional well-being until they get to know you.  Consequently, old souls tend to have placid, stable natures as a result of their approach to life.

Everything is Done with Purpose

An old soul sees the future picture rather than the superficial or shallow emotions of a passing crush. If a relationship is seen as not worthy then it will not be encouraged or valued. In other words settling for a person is not something they do.

Love of Knowledge, Wisdom and Truth.

An old soul finds himself gravitating towards the intellectual side of life with an inherent understanding that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom.

Transience of Life. 

Plagued with reminders of their own mortality, and that of everything and everyone around them can make an old soul weary and at times withdrawn. In many ways this dictates the way they live their lives.Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life.

Some people describe themselves as being “young at heart”, so too can young people be “old at heart”.

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Emotions Affect Your Writing..


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Our emotions and physical condition certainly influence our moods and in turn our writing. Strong emotions, such as anger or depression subdue our creativity while feelings of love and happiness enhance it. If we are suffering an illness, our mind is filled with pain, discomfort or tiredness. Our concentration is in short supply or our focus limited. To pour out these feelings in words can dispel some of them.

As writers, we learn to use these emotional insights to the benefit of our craft. It gives us an idea how our characters may react to a certain situation and thus breathes life into our stories. Of course when we are in the midst of these feelings they are possibly too raw to even contemplate using but as with all things time heals. Jot down how it felt to be angry, shocked, sad, joyful or happy.

Did your body feel different?

Was your mind erratic or focused?

When the feeling passed, what changes did you notice?

When you can look back at that emotion and look deeply into it, it is there we find inspiration – it will strengthen our writing – and also (hopefully) help resolve barriers in character development.For example, after feeling angry does your ‘action’ scene have more impact? Did you channel the forceful nature of your feelings into your characters? Or when relaxed and comfortable can you imagine a characters reflection on a certain subject better?

How do you find your emotional state affects your writing?

Have you used a personal emotion to good effect in your writing?

Did an emotion inspire a story?

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Emotional Turmoil Enhances Your Writing…


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In my previous post, I discussed how various weather conditions affect our writing and its schedule, however, our emotions and physical condition also influence our moods and in turn our writing. Strong emotions, such as anger or depression subdue our creativity while feelings of love and happiness enhance it. If we are suffering an illness, our mind is filled with pain, discomfort or tiredness. Our concentration is in short supply or our focus limited. To pour out these feelings in words can dispel some of them.

Poetry is one of the forms of expression that lends itself to most emotional dispositions. Such as Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, Alone, digs into deep and dark emotions.

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While Lord Bryon’s, She Walks in Beauty is the exact opposite.Happy, light and free.

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As writers, we learn to use these emotional insights to the benefit of our craft. It gives us an idea how our characters may react to a certain situation and thus breathes life into our stories. Of course when we are in the midst of these feelings they are possibly too raw to even contemplate using but as with all things time heals. Jot down how it felt to be angry, shocked, sad, joyful or happy. Did your body feel different? Was your mind erratic or focused? When the feeling passed, what changes did you notice?

When you can look back at that emotion and look deeply into it, it is there we find inspiration – it will strengthen our writing – and also (hopefully) help you resolve barriers in character development.

How do you find your emotional state affects your writing?

Have you used a personal emotion to good effect in your writing?

Did an emotion inspire a story?