“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”
Maya Angelou 1928-2014
Author, Poet, and American Rights Activist
‘Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.’
‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’
‘The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.’
‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’
Happy Monday, Folks.
I have chosen creativity to be my theme this week. I think it is important for every author, singer, artist, musician, dancer… to read these quotes and take them on board. In my opinion, creativity and bravery go hand in hand.
‘An essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.’ ~ Edwin Land
‘And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’ ~ Sylvia Plath
‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.’ ~ Scott Adams
Happy Monday to all the creative souls out there!
Family is what you make it. I’m incredibly lucky to have a big, close family and I include important friends in that category. With my wedding coming up in eight weeks, my family have given me fantastic support and help in preparation for the big day. It’s times like these when you realise just how lucky you are to have amazing people in your life.
‘Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.’ ~
‘Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.’ ~ Paul Pearshall
This week I’m indulging in a spot of shameless self promotion. I am quoting lines from my novel, EVO Nation. These quotes have been picked by readers as their favourites.
“Why do you think we feel pain? It’s so we appreciate what amazing feels like.” ~ Adam Lovick, EVO Nation
‘There are no words to describe the way he is kissing me. I don’t want to define it anyhow. If it’s indefinable, then so can it be infinite. ‘ ~ Teddie Leason, EVO Nation.
‘The words come out of my mouth like a delicate smoke. After all, they did start from a fire in my soul.’ ~ Teddie Leason, EVO Nation.
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Read Chapter One of EVO Nation here.
Happy Monday to you all.
I’m feeling motivated to crack on and blow a hole in my word count target this week, and I wanted to share my motivation with the world. Today’s quotes are motivational and inspirational and I hope they put you in the right frame of mind to kick Monday’s ass.
‘Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.’ ~ Arthur Ashe
‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’ ~ Audrey Hepburn