Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yep! More Writing Wisdom! (I ♥ this stuff!)

I ♥ writing! I ♥ quotations! So I ♥♥♥ quotations about writing!

In my view, a writer is a writer because even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.      Junot Diaz

It's never too late -- in fiction or in life -- to revise.     Nancy Thayer

The sinister thing about writing is that it starts off seeming so easy and ends up being so hard.     L. Rust Hills

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.    Raymond Chandler

We write by the light of every story we have ever read.     Richard Peck

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.                     Mark Twain

Draw your chair up to the edge of the precipice, and I'll tell you a story.           F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday, August 10, 2015

Saints I Need -- Now!

Thanks to my first grade teacher, Sister Celeste, and her dramatic stories about holy people, I developed an early fascination with the saints. Once I could read well enough, I devoured every saint book in our school library and dreamed of growing up to be a martyr. Over the years, I looked to the saints for inspiration and turned to them for help.
I still do.
But sometimes I find myself wishing for new saints…special saints…saints who fit the life I'm living right now and the problems I wrestle with every day. I wrote about  these saints-that-don't-exist-but-really-should on the Catholic365 site. You can read about Saint Peter the Podiatrist, Saint Kitkat Goodbar of Hershey, St. Tardia the Venerable Procrastinator, and all my other imaginary saints here