Inspiring Writerly Quote: “Keep Typing”

Much thanks to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting the Writer’s Quote Wednesday event every week!

This David Carr quote is perfect for me this week.  I’ve finally gotten comfortable knowing that once I begin writing, no matter how bad it is, I can turn it into something magical.

IMG_6612Look what happens when you stop typing.  Don’t wait for plant life to begin growing in your typewriter.  Get writing!

“Keep typing until it turns into writing.”  —David Carr.

David Michael Carr (September 8, 1956 — February 12, 2015) was an American writer, columnist, and author who passed away last month.

photo credit:  past its prime

Inspiring Writerly Quote: Write as if You’re Going on a Journey

Thanks to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting the Writer’s Quote Wednesday event!

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“Writing a novel is as if you are going off on a journey across a valley. The valley is full of mist, but you can see the top of a tree here and the top of another tree over there. And with any luck you can see the other side of the valley.” —Terry Pratchett

I chose a Terry Pratchett quote to inspire my writing this week.  Pratchett was a British author of fantasy novels who passed away just last week on March 12, 2015.  He penned an average of two books a year and sold more than 85 million books across the globe.  Read more about Terry Pratchett on the Longreads blog.

The painting is by Claude Monet (1840—1926) and is entitled “The Olive Tree Wood in the Moreno Garden.”  Monet completed this particular painting in 1884.

Haiku: Relentless

Thanks to RonovanWrites for hosting the Haiku Challenge/Prompt every week.  This week’s words are “field” and “beacon.”  I was thrown for a loop with the word “beacon” and had an image of a lighthouse in my mind that I couldn’t shake.  So, I found inspiration in my historical studies.  I’m currently doing research on colonial New England and have been reading about the Mayflower and the perilous voyage it made to the New World.  Although there weren’t lighthouses, or light beacons, in 1621 when the colonists arrived at Plymouth, I’m sure they wished they had them.  The first lighthouse in America was built  in 1716 in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.  Almost a century after the first Plymouth settlers!

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“Bell Rock Lighthouse” 1819, Joseph Mallord William Turner.

Relentless by K.S. Fause

Steady, relentless;
Like a tireless field of waves
Pounding a beacon.

The painting can be found in the Public Domain.

 

Inspiring Writerly Quote: “Don’t Just Plan to Write”

A huge thank you to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting the Writer’s Quote Wednesday event!  I chose a P.D. James quote for this week.  It’s an appropriate quote for me, as I had a week off from intense history research and had planned to write every day, thought about writing every day, dreamt about writing while I slept every night, but I neglected my writing, and instead, played video games.  A much needed break.  I did, however, write tons of notes about things I want to change while revising and editing my novel.

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“Don’t just plan to write — write.  It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.” —P.D. James

P.D. James (1920—2014) was an English crime known for her detective novels featuring her protagonist Adam Dalgliesh.  She was also named a life peer as Baroness James of Holland Park and sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative.  Read more about P.D. James at her official site.
photo credit: typewriter-vintage-cyanotype.jpg via photopin (license)

Haiku: History

Much thanks to RonovanWrites for hosting the Haiku Challenge Prompt each week.  This week’s words are “miss” and “past.”  I can’t say wholeheartedly that I miss anything from my past, but I sure do long to study interesting people from the past.  I’m super excited to begin my master’s in history next month!

haiku_historyHistory by K.S. Fause

She longed for the past
with such fervor; missed all that
splendid history.

The image was made by me in Photoshop using digital collage paper and elements from Paul Kesselring.

Inspiring Writerly Quote: “I Love Having Written”

Thanks to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting Writer’s Quote Wednesday!

d.parker_quote“I hate writing, I love having written.” —Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker (1883—1967) was an American poet, writer of short stories, screenwriter, and critic.  As I’m embracing my love/hate relationship with writing this week, Parker’s quote explains that relationship perfectly.  I hate finding the motivation to write when I really don’t feel like writing, but I love knowing I have it in me to motivate myself to do.  I hate doing writing prompts, but I love having completed one after fifteen minutes of uninterrupted writing about some random topic.  I hate revising my novel because I get so overwhelmed by that completed first draft constantly crying to be loved.  But I love giving it love, and when I’ve rocked that baby to sleep, I too can rest well.  It doesn’t matter that I hate writing; I love having written.

The image was made by me using Photoshop and digital collage papers and elements from Krysty Scrap Designs.

Haiku: Enchanted

Much thanks to RonovanWrites for hosting the Haiku Challenge Prompt.  This week’s words are “beast” and “day.”  This is a much different haiku than I typically write, but the word “beast” inspired me to write something mystical.  Yet, I wanted a playful image that had some historical qualities (like my rabbit-butterfly-person’s clothing).

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Enchanted by K.S. Fause

When day turns to night,
like enchanted butterflies,
mischievous beasts dance.

The image was made by me in photoshop using paper and collage elements from designer itKuPiLLi Imagenarium.