Quote For The Day 5-13-2015

“Because here’s the thing: No matter how much one tells stories of magical beasts or impossible worlds, in the end, it is always the world of here and now one is writing about. The better one understands that world, the more powerful the stories will be.”

Quote For The Day 5-7-2015

“Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. … I have 10 or so, and that’s a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them.”
—Gore Vidal

Quote For The Day – Twofer – 5-6-2015

“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.”

—Leigh Brackett, WD

“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.

—Ray Bradbury, WD

Love in Ten Sentences Challenge

I have been challenged by a fantastic blogger, mamalisa4, to step up to the Love in Ten Sentences Challenge.  Since I enjoy her unique point of view and posts immensely, I was glad for the honor.  (And I told you that I hadn’t forgotten).  While I do write poetry, I do not normally conform to such a strict structure so the challenge pressed me not only to write a poem, but to do so in a form that I was not comfortable using.  No pressure at all!

The challenge requires one to write a ten line poem, each sentence four words long.  Each line must also contain the word love.  At the end, one has to add a favorite quote about love. I will pass this challenge on to others bloggers separately (when I finally figure out how best to do that).

So said, here goes:

Love comes from nowhere.

Rain looks like love.

Sand feels like love.

Winds blows like love.

Sun kisses like love.

Blue sky shines love.

Storm clouds cry love.

Moonlight glows for love.

Night hides for love.

Sun rises for love.


“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters