Let’s not waste any time with the niceties and get right to it.
If you’ve read any of my stuff, you’re probably aware that I have two major pet peeves. One, I have a life goal of stopping people from incorrectly saying, “I could care less.” That makes no sense unless you’re trying to communicate that your feelings toward said item are lukewarm, which if that’s the case, then there are a hundred better ways to say that you feel so-so about something. The proper phrase is, “I couldn’t care less.”
Second, I hate, hate, hate when writers say they’re not reading anything right now because it distracts from their writing. Reading shouldn’t distract from writing anymore than your pen should distract you from writing.
“#Reading is the best education”
—Fran Lebowitz#writing #bookslover #writerslife #film #acting#Art by Karina Kiel pic.twitter.com/t9Fwl9hOwY
— Novelicious (@noveliciouss) January 26, 2017
Yes! Thank you! Agreed! 100%!
Now a little Friday wisdom for you.
When you speak, you are only repeating what you know. But if you #listen, you may learn something new @DalaiLama #quotes #peace #gratitude pic.twitter.com/5nFXtM6951
— EmbracingMyself (@LauriDMeizler) January 26, 2017
Listen. Listen to others and listen to yourself, friends. You would be surprised how poorly most of us listen to our own minds and bodies.
This next one seems particularly relevant for the times.
Speaking of libraries…
Chicago Ridge public library now has #PiecesLikePottery! Picturing some kid stumbling upon my book… that's cool.#wirterslife #amwriting pic.twitter.com/n8sIlCw6oB
— Dan Buri (@DanBuri777) January 27, 2017
Would you look at that?! I’m at the Chicago Ridge public library. You know what they say. You know you’ve made it once you’re in the Chicago Ridge public library.
Here’s a piece of inspiration from Leonard Cohen via @david_glinski:
That’s a great line. It’s so true. You can be the person you want to be, friends, whoever that may be. The only thing stopping you is the box you and those around you put you in. Learn to climb out of that box and be the way you want to be, eventually that’s what you’ll be.
The next post is actually a screenshot. How many times will I have to complain about Facebook’s embedding feature before they fix it and it actually works smoothly? Anyway, these next two posts both gave me a chuckle.
Who wouldn’t want a bookmark like that?!?! Look at how cute!
Let’s hear some writing advice from one of the greatest American poets.
Great quote. If you want your readers to feel something, you must feel it first, and usually 100 times more than your readers will.
In case you don’t want tears and you just want a laugh, though…
Stay true to your writing goals. Learn. Progress. Write More.#amwriting #amediting Then repeat. #writerslife Writing. pic.twitter.com/bVW111ENhJ
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) January 24, 2017
Why don’t people say, “Tut Tut,” anymore? Did they ever? They should have. Seems fun.
How long did it take you to write your first book? It took me 7 years. Hopefully it doesn’t take me 7 to write my second. In case you’re wondering, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 6.
Days, that is. 6 days?!?!
Some of these are quite surprising; others not so much. #amwriting #amreading https://t.co/M000k6iqnX
— Kadaxis (@kadaxis) January 25, 2017
Welp, I better get cracking I guess.
You can't use up #creativity. The more you use, the more you have.- Maya Angelou #artist #writer #quote
— TheWritingReader (@WritingReader) January 26, 2017
Write away friends! Then where you’re done writing, write some more!
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As always, Dan, you’re a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for illuminating my Saturday! 🙂
I’m a wealth of knowledge like a piggy bank is a wealth of retirement savings!