Humourous Quotes About Writing

“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” Philip Roth“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Stephen King“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” George Orwell...more

Maya Angelou: The Closed Door That Isn't.

When my favourite writers die, after the initial sadness has subsided, I begin to think of it in terms of gain, not loss.Yes, they have died; they have left the physical world. They are no more, and yet they aren't.I read a quote earlier, supposedly by William Hazlitt:Words are the only things that last forever; they are more durable than the eternal hills....more

Write Your Story and Inspire the World

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Our Voices As Women

Women were left out of the many initial phases of creating the framework for this country (and perhaps many others). The Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written completely without our input and by the time we were granted the right to vote we were only voting within a system that already dishonored us. This is similar to allowing blacks to vote on different laws within a slavery system. We were voting withing a system we did not agree with or approve of; one we never would have created! And over a century later we still are!...more

Looking for more Writers

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce that The Growing Patch is looking for more writers. Check out the site at www.growingpatch.com.  If you are interested in becoming a writer for TGP, please send me an e-mail at growingpatchblog@gmail.com.When you send me an e-mail, please include answers to the following questions:How often can you write?Why would you like to write for The Growing Patch?Are you interested in doing reviews for companies if offered?...more

Why we write

Creative Careerists: Interview with Author Sarah A. Hoyt

Creative Careerists is an ongoing series on Creative Juicer that features short interviews with successful creatives to learn about their creative process and how they reached their success, whether in art or career.Do you know an inspiring creative? Nominate someone for an interview by emailing emily [dot] wenstrom [at] gmail [dot] com....more

IS YOUR TO-DO LIST DRIVING YOU CRAZY?

Dr. Oz calls them N.U.T.S. They’re the “nagging, unfinished tasks” the nibble at the edge of our consciousness, interfere with our thought processes, and chisel away at our creativity. They’re the racing thoughts that keep us awake at night, and dog us throughout our busy day. Our thoughts scramble with endless to-do lists and we can’t focus on any one thing.Shrinks call them “intrusive thoughts,” and we’re all prone to them. I think that writers are especially vulnerable to NUTS because there is something intrinsically “unfinished” about the work of a novelist....more
 @kelly.mcclymer  You've got a lot going on, Kelly, but luckily, you are an amazing ...more

Woodstock & The Art of Resilience

The little town that could (Woodstock, NY) hosted a writers weekend incorporating a discussion on the art of resilience, doesn't this seem fitting! The charming panel read from some of their work, shared with humor and poignancy their creative tales on how they keep it all together (more often than not.) There were a few jewels that I thought spoke to the art of resilience, whether or not we are writers.  I think these make great journaling questions for anyone still doing their morning pages:...more