Monday, March 18, 2019

Encouraging the Writer Within by Marianne Evans


Marianne Evans
Spring is inching closer and closer - and with it comes the promise of warmer, sunny weather, and longer days. I can't wait! It's time for a solid dose of encouragement and inspiration. 

Hope you enjoy these slices of wisdom and inspiration - and I hope you find your way not just to the bloom of flowers and earthy soil, but an energizing of the writing spirit as well!  Enjoy!





















Which of these pearls spoke to you? For me, it was 'Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.' Powerful - and so true of what we do when we sit down and begin/continue the process of creating. I'd love to hear your thoughts, and your own inspirations! 

Until next month ... happy writing, and keep blooming!

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Benjamin Fisher melds with quiet perfection into the tapestry of the Fisher family. The youngest of the three Fisher men, Ben is gifted with skills that keep machines running, crops efficiently harvested, farm structures sound and secure.

But there’s one person in the small village of Antioch, Indiana who has noticed and adored the man since her youth. Hailey Beth Thomas. Hailey Beth’s sister is marrying Ben’s brother in a spring wedding that promises to be the event of the season. Thrown together as the heady romance of an upcoming marriage takes place, love and revelation come to life.

Unknown to anyone else, Ben wants to answer a call to the mission fields of North America that will lead him far from the life he has always known. Ben longs to serve, but he wants a life with Hailey Beth as well. Hailey Beth can’t leave Antioch, but can’t bear the idea of losing Ben.

Are they meant to be together, or will God’s call pull them apart just as they’ve found a way to one another?


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Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of faith-affirming fiction who has won acclaim from critics and readers. RT Book Reviews named her book Forgiveness a 4.5-Star Top Pick and readers laude her books as ‘riveting’ and ‘true to heart.’ She’s a life-long resident of Michigan who calls suburban Detroit home.

















14 comments:

  1. I like the last one, "A writer is a writer...", Marianne.

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  2. I liked the quote about our individuality as people and as storytellers by Charles de Lint. Thanks for sharing these inspiring quotes, Marianne! Write on, friend!

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    1. Isn't that one fabulous? Struck home with me, too! <3

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  3. The one that speaks to me right now is the one about writing being easy at times, and at times it's like drilling rock and blasting it out with charges. Kind of where I'm at right now. Some days are awesome, some days I just groan and grumble! LOLOL!! <3

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  4. I've been asked to lead a creative writing workshop for middle school students later this month and these quotes are great (so I believe I'll borrow them). Thank you! I was thinking of something along the lines of what Charles de Lint shared; every voice is unique. Especially in fiction, even though there are only so many plots to go around, there's only ONE person who can tell the story the way you can. The last quote by Janet Diaz is personally inspiring. No matter what, you just keep writing. That's my motto! Blessings.

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    1. AMEN, my friend. Perseverance is the key to the kingdom. Perseverance, faith, and trust. Even in the bleak moments--rejections, less-than-stellar-sales, more rejections--writing is a calling to the storytelling mission field, and it's not for the faint of heart! Hugs and blessings, JoAnn!!

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  5. Next to impossible to choose which of these encouraged me most. I'm going with W. Faulkner's quote. If there's a story in you it has got to come out. The tone has a charge to it like a commander calling troops into battle! I truly love all of these! Thanks for compilation, Marianne :)

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    1. Mary, I love that quote, too!!!! Those voices just won't be quiet until we let them out, right? <3 Blessings and hugs!!

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  6. Such great encouragement, Marianne - - thank you!
    They are all great, but the main one that really touched me today is the quote by Charles de Lint (No one else sees the world the way you do...) - - Wow! LOVE that!

    Blessings on your week and your writing, Patti Jo

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and encouragement!! I appreciate it! That quote is a show-stopper, isn't it?? Love it!! Blessings to you!!!

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  7. I can't pick a favorite! Thanks for being an encourager.

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  8. True story? I could have gone on for days with these!! LOL!! Thanks so much for the visit! Have a blessed week, my friend!!

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  9. I loved the one about the habits. Not only true about writing but also about living a Godly life each and every day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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