Upcoming Meeting Dates
Part instruction, brainstorming, motivation, & critique, our supportive group meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month and is user-friendly, inspirational, and empowering. Every woman deserves a room of her own.
"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle."~Honore de Balzac
Thursday, January 15, 2009
As writers, we need to hang out with the right people.
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can be great." – Mark Twain
"He is able who thinks he is able." – Buddha
"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." – Barbara Kingsolver
"It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way." –Ernest Hemingway
"Writing is a fairly lonely business unless you invite people in to watch you do it, which is often distracting and then you have to ask them to leave." – Marc Lawrence
"For women, writing is a revolutionary activity. Women's lives have been erased. Women have lived half of all human history but you would never know that by looking at literature." – Joan Drury
"To participate requires self-discipline and trust and courage because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, 'How alive am I willing to be?'" – Anne Lamont
"It's our authenticity, our originality that is pure. If I'm afraid, then I can't let you see who I am and then I'll do only the art you want me to do. Creativity is maintaining the balance between the heart and the mind; the dedication to the moment and the ability to stand by and surrender and let the stuff flow through." – Nancy Slonim Aronie
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." Mahatma Gandhi
"As writers we travel to other worlds not as mere daydreamers, but as shamans with the magic power to bottle up those worlds and bring them back in the form of stories for others to share. Our stories have the power to heal, to make the world new again, to give people metaphors by which they can better understand their own lives." – Christopher Vogler