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The Book Left Untold

6 May

003QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

Good morning and welcome back to Artistry With Words.  Read that quote and then start nodding your head if you can relate. What a beautiful quote…the untold story inside you.  Do you have one?  If you are a writer then of course you do.

My inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, but when it comes I need to write about it.  It will bounce around in my brain and scream at me for release.  I have learned to listen to the little voices inside my head….some of my best writing comes from brief glimpses of something….a leaf falling from the tree….a child’s smile…..someone raking leaves….and when I see those things I simply must write the story.

TIP OF THE DAY

Do you have a novel in you?  Fiction or non-fiction, is there a book begging to be released?

I have heard some say that it is too daunting a task to write a book and I understand that sentiment but I do not agree with it.  If you were to write one page every day for 365 days you would have a book.  One page per day!  Not so much, right?  Now it doesn’t seem so daunting, does it?  One year is certainly not too long to spend on a book.  Some writers will labor over a book for years, so one year?  That’s doable, right?

Do you have a book in you?  I guess we will never find out unless you try. J

SITE OF THE DAY

I rarely push my own work on this blog…in fact, I don’t think I’ve done it until right now. However, the reason I chose to do it now is because my latest article is for all of you.  It is my tribute to you writers out there who labor daily to provide beauty to the world through your words.  Thank you, all of you, for what you do.

CONTEST OF THE DAY

The Guy Owen Award poetry contest.  Deadline is June 15th and you can find it here.

PROMPT OF THE DAY

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What do you see? Does it inspire you at all?  Any old memories come to the surface?

 

UNTIL TOMORROW

I’m sorry this is so short but I’m sure you will forgive me.  I spent the weekend enjoying some perfect Northwest weather and now I am hopelessly behind in my work.  Have a great day…write as if your tail feathers were on fire…and love every minute of it.

See you tomorrow!

Bill