Wherein I endeavour to share writerly advice lightened with humour, pictures and a dollop of 1930s-1940s history.
Elspeth - Thanks, as always, for this great pictorial reminder of how to go about writing. I like the cake part a lot! And the cuddly monster part. It's so important to remember that each writer has her or his own path to that story...
SUPERB! I just love it when you do posts like this! It's excellent!
Margot; Cuddly monsters are always good. I just wish my path had an express lane.Crystal; Thank you! I loved your post today as well.
Oh, I am struggling right now, Elspeth. And this made me smile. I sit down day after day and nothing happens. I keep telling myself it's part of the journey, but it doesn't make me feel better because I'm not productive. Who cares if I'm mulching internally. I want words on the page, darn it. Thanks for the smiles.Karen
Karen; My advice would be stop sitting down. Go out. Live your life. The words will come when you least expect them. They're on their own timetable. The self-discipline comes in once you know the road - or at least the first few miles. (in my opinion, of course)
Looks like the rocky mountains. And yum, that cake looks scrumptious.Love your posts...as usual.CD
Nicely done. A series of pictures can communicate a message just as easy as an entire chapter. And can't forget something chocolate.Stephen Tremp
Clarissa; It is the Rocky Mountains - it's a lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta.Stephen; Sometimes I think my writing would be go more quickly if I could use pictures to tell the story!
Another wonderful reminder through pictures. I LOVE the wooded path - and, of course, the chocolate cake. :)
Great. I've missed these visual guides. May I have cake now, please?
cake cake cake cake!I want to write but I really want cake.Now, in my time.OK - I'm OK now. I can go back to my work.cake -later...Jan Morrison
Love it!Our house is FILLED to the rim with cake right now! Everywhere I go. My daughter turned 9 and she got 3 chocolate cakes...one from AL grandparents, one from SC grandparents, one from her party with her friends. So now I have lots of fuel for my writing. :)
Laura; I love the picture of the forest path too. I find it magical.Jan; Cake tomorrow and cake yesterday, but never cake today? That's just wrong.Elizabeth; That's a lot of cake! I'd suggest freezing some of it for cake-type emergencies!
Carol; I'm so relieved I haven't been forgotten! I send you many layers of virtual cake - with a beverage of your choice.
I am in no mood to write, but can I do with a monster slice of that cake!Loved the dinos- they are uber cute.
I sure love your pictoral stories, Elspeth! And that ice-surrounded lake is SO PRETTY! Is it up really high, or really far north?
So good to be back, although I'm catching up on blogs. Love this.TerryTerry's PlaceRomance with a Twist--of Mystery
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