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Artistic Organizations Need To Keep Creativity Alive…

December 12, 2014
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It is always sad to see established publications, publishing houses and book stores close. The latest to be reported is the Descant literary journal:

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http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2014/12/11/descant_literary_journal_folds_after_44_years.html

As you can see from this article another stalwart, The Capilano Review is fighting to stay afloat with a kickstarter campaign. Finances are the death toll for many literary organizations struggling in this society we live in, which wants everything ‘instantaneously’. There is no patience nowadays, all too clear with the  ‘we want it and we want it now‘  slogans bantered throughout the media. Gone are the weeks and months of waiting and saving for a particular item or placing it on our wish list.

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We need to protect the ability to imagine, to create and share the plethora of arts with the world. Fight for your local literary journals, magazines, organizations and groups.

Keep the magic of creativity alive.

 

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It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.  Gao Xingjian

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.  Samuel Butler

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 Prompt: 

Share something you created as a child with a simple object, such as a cardboard box.

Re-blog Wednesday – Why I Write, Joan Page…

November 26, 2014
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Join me in welcoming Joan to the Wednesday re-blog feature. I asked if she could write about her reasons for writing and she excelled in the challenge.

Why I Write.

 

What’s The Driving Force in Your Writing..?

December 12, 2013
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Impetus – definition: 1) a. a driving force : impulse b. something that makes a person try to work hard or harder; 2. the characteristic of a moving body that is caused by its mass and its motion.

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I’m sharing a superb post today dealing with the driving force for writers.   Please visit the site, its certainly worthwhile.

http://thewritersvineyard.com/2013/02/the-driving-force-of-story.html

My driving force is mainly an idea that develops exponentially in my mind, demanding attention until it is safely on paper or screen. Even if I try to ignore it, there is an unpleasant sick feeling that comes over me and I have to write. My writing is free flow and it works well for me. With my ‘late’ start with this writing lark, I have an added driving force – to get as many stories written as I can!

What is your driving force?

We all need encouragement for our writing and it comes from many sources but having a few nice things surrounding us also helps! So I’m also sharing some great ideas for writers – put them on your Christmas wish list:

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2013/12/top-10-christmas-gifts-writers-writers.html

http://madebythepotter.blogspot.ca/2013/11/christmas-gifts-for-writers-and-book.html

http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/

http://www.cafepress.com/+writers+gifts

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