Happy Memorial Day From Artistry With Words

27 May

003Good morning to all. It is Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, and it is a rainy one in Olympia, Washington. In other words, it is a perfect day for writing. J

Do you have plans for your Memorial Day?  Bev and I both work for ourselves, so there are no days off when holidays fall during the weekdays. Customers do not care what day it is; they simply want what they paid for on the day that they need it. Such is the life of a freelance writer and really, such is the life of anyone in the Arts.

I wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day. Please make sure you do something nice for a veteran today…even if it is just to say “thank you.”


If you are a writer, or artists, or musician….may I suggest something?  Help support other artists, writers and musicians.  Mention them in your blogs…..comment when possible on their sites….give them some free advertising and they just might do the same for you.

We are a small group of people comparatively speaking, and we really must support each other.  We understand the dedication and long hours that are needed to succeed.  We understand the hours and days of self-doubt.  We need to be each other’s support system.

I have tried to help other writers by mentioning them in my blog. Why? Because I believe in kismet, and I believe in my fellow writers and I believe that good acts will be rewarded in some way.

Just something to think about on this Monday.


“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”~Orson Scott Card

Have you tried writing with metaphors? They are a powerful writing tool that sometimes can get a point across much more effectively than your normal writing approach.


My friend Alex has a great site that is all about the state of our world, and raising awareness about it….and gaining some control over our lives.  You can find it here.



Using prompts is a great way to awaken the creativity in all of us.  What does the picture say to you? What does it remind you of?  Take those thoughts and run with them.

I was at the movie Star Trek yesterday, and an actor said one line that stuck with me, and today I’m writing a hub about that one line.

Be open to inspiration and inspiration will serve you often and well.


I have much to do and I need to get busy.  Deadlines coming up and new avenues I want to follow.

I am constantly tinkering with my career.  I am constantly looking for a new approach while pounding the old approaches.  I know how to write…..the promotion part of this business is the part I am constantly working hard on to refine.

Have a great day my friends!


10 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day From Artistry With Words”

  1. Livingsta May 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi Bill, Good morning. Thank you for these beautiful thought provoking words today. I think the picture above symbolizes transformation or change!
    Have a great day! Sending my regards and love to you and Bev.

    • Bill Holland May 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Thank you Dahlia! I wish you a wonderful and productive week my friend.

  2. Liz May 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Love that Star Trek quote!

    • Bill Holland May 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Lizzy, it surprises me not at all that you do love that quote. 🙂

  3. pictimilitude May 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Have a great day! Blogged this a.m., headed out for a bike ride, need to take the dog for a walk, lesson plans to do, some articles to write and THEN another blog post to schedule. Hehehe. ^_^

    • Bill Holland May 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

      Cyndi, the perfect description of life as a writer. 🙂 have a great day.

  4. Janine Huldie May 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Just a quick hello, Bill. I am on my way back to a barbecue at my in-laws, but just wanted to stop in say hi and wish you a very Happy Monday and Memorial Day, my friend!! 🙂

    • Bill Holland May 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      Have a great time, Janine. No barbecues here…raining heavily and besides, we are working. 🙂

  5. Kelly Umphenour May 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    I know what you mean about not having a real holiday Bill…owning the business but lucky for me I can close when banks do so projects like, ohhhhhh I don’t know, painting the house? Are done on “holidays”. Lol

    Hope yours was fruitful!

    • Bill Holland May 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Kelly, I am one of those weird people who loves painting houses….I know, I know, completely strange. Maybe it’s because I’m addictive in nature and I love the smell of paint. LOL

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