Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A little inspiration - IWSG posting

Today I have the words of another to share with you. Words I read recently and which stuck in my mind for a long time afterwards. Some of you will no doubt be familiar with them, but for others they may be new. But either way I hope you will take a moment to read them, think about and rejoice in their truth. Writing is often a lonely and thankless task. We spend hour upon hour bringing the characters and worlds that reside in our heads to life, pouring our heart and souls into every sentence, paragraph and page until we emerge victorious with our completed works. To get to this stage we should be justly proud. But perhaps the greatest and hardest task is what follows, the courage to reach out and share those words with others.

“Write every day,
 line by line, page by page, hour by hour. 
Do this despite fear. 
For above all else, 
beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. 
As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. 

Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.” 



Thanks as ever to Alex J. Cavanaugh

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Thanks also to this months co-hosts Tina Downey, Elsie, Elizabeth Seckman,and Julie Flanders 

31 comments:

  1. I had not seen this quote before, so thank you so much for posting it. It's really wonderful.

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    1. Glad you like it Karen. Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  2. Loved it. We all need to be inspired.
    Nancy

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    1. A little inspiration never goes astray!

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  3. Lovely quote, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I don't think my dancing will dazzle anyone hahaha! But great post. I feel inspired already. Just not to dance.

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    1. Heehee a little dancing might be fun! Thanks for visiting Stephen.

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  5. I've never read that quote before - thanks.
    Not dancing either.

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  6. Lovely quote! Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  7. Nice quote. I'm off to write boldly today. ;)

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  8. A great quote indeed to inspire at your feed, and yeah, no dancing here lol

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    1. Another non-dancer. I thought the Cat might be nimble?

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  9. This quote is new to me and I love it. Thank you for sharing it! One to add to my list of favorites.

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    1. I only found it a couple of weeks ago and it really stuck with me, Julie. Glad you liked it too :)

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  10. I have never read that quote before, thanks Suzanne for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Rachna, I like a good quote, they can be an instant pick me up!

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  11. Thanks for the inspirational words. Sometimes we lose sight of why we want to write in the first place.

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    1. That is very true Ken. Thanks for dropping by today :)

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  12. Hi Suzanne,

    A thoughtful quote. I do like to think of my words as dancing from my mind upon my screen. However, I write when I feel the mood. It needs to be natural and not forced. In my world of writing, no pressure and no expectations.

    Thank you, dear Suzanne.

    Gary :)

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    1. Hi Gary,

      As someone who loves to dance too I like the analogy. Words dancing before my eyes! I hope you are having a positive week.

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  13. A great quote Suzanne, never heard before but will remember.
    Yvonne.

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  14. Oh, this is one of my favorite quotes about writing! And it was just what I needed to read. :)

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  15. I hadn't seen that quote, but it's very apt. Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. I think I'm gonna print that and stick it on my wall. I really loved it!

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  17. Great quote, I especially liked that last line. This is going to stick in my mind too... (:

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  18. Thank you, Susanne! I don't remember this quote, and I'm so glad to finally see it. What a lovely way to inspire. Thanks!

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  19. Wow, what a gorgeous quote! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!

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