Breathe In

A beautifully composed writing that would leave you looking out for what it stands 🙂

Twin Quill

Molly sat on the soft, green grass. The river flowed nearly noiselessly, just whispering enough to let her in on it’s secrets. She came with the intention of spending time with herself.

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Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Showing Up

Respects to Allen – a person I look up to – for dishing out this quote. Nextly, thanks Jamie! for explaining it in a creative and encouraging way… it really made me take the effort to “show up” often.

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If it’s true what they say, that 80 percent of success is showing up …

80percentMost often attributed to Woody Allen, the maxim “80 percent of success is showing up” has earned its place in the collective cultural consciousness.  But, how does one actually “show up,” and is it as easy to do as it sounds?

According to a Quote Investigator rundown on the origins of the Allen quip, the context of the writer/director’s observation was a 1989 conversation with language columnist William Safire about how writers and playwrights who had actually written their book or script were well on their way to publication. Unfortunately, Allen also observed that the vast majority of people never write the play or the book. They just talk about writing it.

So, it seems that “showing up” isn’t the whole story. You have to show up with the work done. Trouble is, “80 percent…

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Write Drunk. Edit Sober.

Such a nice msg from one of my favourite online writers, Jamie Lee Wallace. Do read through if you want to write your heart out…

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Blogging can be scary. Some days, it feels like you’ve been pushed on stage and asked to do stand-up. The guy who was on before you totally killed it. The crowd was laughing in the aisles and people were repeating his catch phrase. Now you’re up there, peering through the glare of the floor lights, trying to catch a glimpse of the audience, sweating under the deep and awkward silence of a crowd waiting to see what you’re going to do.

Yeah. Sometimes, blogging is like that.

So, you ask yourself, how do people get brave enough to put themselves and their brands out there in authentic, vulnerable, stick-their-necks-out ways? How do they find the nerve to say the thing that needs to be said? What gives them the self-assurance they need to blog in a way that makes them stand out from the crowd so they can capture attention…

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