Wherein I endeavour to share writerly advice lightened with humour, pictures and a dollop of 1930s-1940s history.
Elspeth - Yup! You've hit on the real needs we writers all have. I would only add one more: each other. Speaking strictly for me, I am very grateful for all of my writer friends who grok what it is to write...
Definitely. You nail these photo essays every time. I love them.
Margot; Absolutely! I don't know what I'd do without this wonderful online community. The support and encouragement is incredible.
Carol; Thank you! Have a glass of wine. Seriously. Have one.
Yep. I need it all. Thank you Elspeth.
You definitely have a way with photos. Love your photo stories.MasonThoughts in Progress
Helen; You're so welcome! I need almost everything here - and I REALLY would like a pair of magic shoes.Mason; Thank YOU for saying so! I really appreciate it.
I'm with you all the way -- except the big group thing because I'm just too nosey!Giggles and Guns
Nice photo essay. You have described all aspects of the writing process. I think I do it all.Have a great day!
Mary; Honestly, if I do write where there are people, I tend to tune everything out. But sometimes it's just nice to see there are other people in the world!Lou; Thank you. I think many of us do most of this - and other things I didn't include! Whatever works...
Another great pictorial essay. I need all the things you mentioned except the crowd. I am more of a solitary writer. Your beach picture brought to mind a sweet memory of a vacation in Hawaii when I would go to the beach with a notebook. Did some writing and some sketching and it was a wonderful opportunity to feed my creativity.
Do we ever! Those are two of my favorite words.
Marianne; Like you, I'm more of a solitary writer. Your time on the Hawaiian beach sounds magical.Jane; Mine too. It just takes so much time to get there!
Yes, ma'am, I'm thinking a glass of wine and a bologna sandwich and my laptop in my lap while I catch up on my blog-hopping. This post is right on.
Wine and coffee for sure. I've learned to write in a chaotic atmosphere with kids yelling, phones ringing, things breaking, etc. That's when I really value those quiet times to write.Stephen Tremp
Brilliant.The truth is that if you are a writer, you can write anywhere, but if you are having a bad day, unless you are very disciplined, you can't write anywhere.Thank you.
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Love your photos, as always. Bring on the wine and chocolate. They're both health foods, right?
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