Monday, October 16, 2017

A Kick in the Inspiration by Marianne Evans


Marianne Evans
I haven't done one of these 'inspy' posts in a long time. I figured with all the chaos and anxiety running rampant through the world right now, what better moment to sharing an uplift - some tidbits of encouragement and writerly commiseration.


Let's face it, there's so much noise competing for our time and energy that drilling down to the basics of what we live for and strive for as writers (and people) is becoming increasingly difficult. So, taking a pause to breathe in fresh air is never a bad idea, right?

I hope you'll share your thoughts/quotes/ideas in the comments section. We'd love to hear them! To start things off, I've shared some of my own throughout this post.

I hope you enjoy! Be blessed, friends!

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There's no time like the present!!
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This one convicts me big time. You can't be a writer if you don't WRITE! Butt to chair, fingers to keyboard!
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Don't be afraid of a first draft in need of work - write from the heart, edit from the brain! Bottom line, let the words flow!
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What a fantastic editing tip no matter what your genre. Make your reader 'feel' it!!
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I can only add one word to this particular meme: #TRUTH.
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Friends, as anyone who knows me will tell you, this is how I roll. I don't go anywhere without pen/paper/computer - right down to the notebook on the bed stand. Yes. I'm an insane writer. Nice to meet you.  :-)
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And isn't that, like, the coolest gift ever??!!??
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Let there never be a doubt in your mind that your words, your books, your message have impact.
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What better way to conclude this month's edition of Monday Encouragement? How beautiful is this?






14 comments:

  1. Marianne, these are great and they apply to my life in so many ways. I really need to print out the one by Shannon Hale and put it up on my wall. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea to do that with all of them. Can you imagine a writing room filled with inspirational quotes? Too cool! Thanks so much, Marianne!

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    1. LOVE that idea, Angie! Doing so would keep the inspiration right in front of you!!! :-D
      Hugs!!

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  2. I guess I'm an insane writer. This is a fantastic post! Sharing to Pinterest so I can find it when I need it. Thanks, Marianne!

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    1. Awww, Gail, thank you so much! I'm delighted by your visit and encouragement! :-) Be blessed!! <3

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  3. Love all of these! I haven't heard the one by Shannon Hale before, but I can relate to it so well! Another favorite is #85. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Me, too, Dawn!!!! And, TBH, I could have gone on for days with these - LOL! I've stashed a few for another post. :-) Hugs!!

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  4. What an encouraging post, Marianne! Love these quotes, especially going after inspiration with a club. Ha! Thank you for sharing these with us!

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    1. :-D Annette, that one cracked me up - big time!! Glad you enjoyed the post!! Hugs, and many thanks for the encouragement!!! xo <3

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  5. Marianne- such a fun post! I love the one about going after inspiration with a club.

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    1. Terri, I laughed so hard at that one - and it's SOOOOO true! :-) xo <3

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  6. Thanks for the kick, Marianne! For a long time I've been shoveling sand...you inspire me to work on building that sand castle!!

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    1. Oh, my precious friend, you shovel so much more than sand! Your story is incredible!!! <3 Hugs, and thanks for inspiring ME! xo

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  7. Hi dear sweet Marianne,
    Thanks for a fun thought provoking post.
    I took note book and pen with me yesterday on a hike while John fished. So love writing in the great out doors, nothing more inspiring then Gods creation. Thanks for the love today. Hugs back at you!

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    1. Oh, Renette, how heavenly!! I love writing outside, too - and there's something about writing in a journal ---- love it! May inspiration and Son-shine rule your world!! xo

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