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Word for Wednesday: Quiet

This Wednesday, I decided to try something different from my regular Wednesday Words of Wisdom. I found  Word for Wednesday (W4W), hosted and created by Kittykat-BitsandBobs, while scrolling through The Daily Post on WordPress. As someone who loves writing and words, I had to participate in this great event.  Continue reading “Word for Wednesday: Quiet”

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Monday Minute: Ghostwriter

Who would you choose to write your story?

In response to The Daily Post’s Ghostwriter prompt for today: “If you could have any author–living or dead–write your biography, who would you choose?”

This is an interesting question because it’s food for thought:

What author’s style do I like? How would they portray me? Why would I pick this writer?

If I could choose any author–living or dead–to write my biography, I would choose Jane Austen.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey are two novels that stick with me. Her whimsical writing, likeable characters and clever humour are trademarks.

Jane Austen’s work is memorable and that’s why it still resonates today. I would want my story to be an engaging one, full of humour and captivating characters. I would want it to be memorable.

I would hope that Jane Austen would portray me in a positive way. She had a way of perceiving the folly and frivolity in people, and their unique idiosyncrasies. I wonder what funny quirks or frivolous habits she’d notice in me. I saw a lot of myself in Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland, so I think she could write my character well. I think she’d be perceptive but truthful in her writing.

Why would I pick her over any other?

She’s simply one of my favourite authors. She’s funny, she’s timeless and she’s perceptive.


Who would you choose to write your biography? Why?

 

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Monday Minute: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Stories

I believe a picture is not only worth a thousand words but a thousand stories. If you regularly follow my blog, you probably know that I really like John William Waterhouse paintings. Talent and appreciation for art runs in my family, so I’d like to think that I’ve inherited the same appreciation for art. (Unfortunately, I haven’t inherited the natural talent).

The Crystal Ball, 1902
The Crystal Ball, 1902

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Monday Minute: What Films Inspire You?

After watching the Oscars last night, I got thinking about films that leave an impact on you and stimulate your mind. There were a lot of uplifting speeches during the Oscars yesterday (e.g. Common, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne: adorable). It really got me thinking about films I enjoy myself (whether Oscar-nominated or not) and how they might influence me as a writer.  Continue reading “Monday Minute: What Films Inspire You?”