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What are you reading? A mini book review

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Hey everyone!

How are you all!?

What book has been on your coffee table or beach blanket for that matter, this summer?

I’ve been reading ‘lullabies for little criminals’ by Heather O’Neill

While not for the faint of heart this novel is frustratingly real.

“A gritty, heart-wrenching novel about bruised innocence on the city’s feral streets- the remarkable debut of a stunning literary talent” is right!

It’s just what the doctor prescribed for me this summer.

It’s inspired some grittier writing of my own.

3 Little Problems of the Creative Mind

Photographers

They spend so much time looking through the lens knowing the importance of capturing a moment, the moment so that it can forever be shared with the world but yet so often missing out on living in the moment.

Writers

They can’t wait to tell their story.  When it’s time to write, it’s time, you can only wait so long before the idea passes or your muse leaves, often wishing to record moments of the past forgetting to participate in the present.

Readers

They get so engrossed in the stories and facts they read that they long for the next moment that they can escape back to their story.

So really there is one problem, often the problem of existing and living in the moment.

So live your passion but don’t forget to also live your life, in the moment!

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Storetry # 7: It’s Here! A Collaboration Challenge for Poets and Writers. Get published.

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Welcome to Stuff It Tuesdays:  The Storetry Collaboration Challenge

I’d like to thank everyone for the fabulous contributions.  I really enjoy reading all of the submissions and putting the ‘Storetry’ (a word that I created, part story, part poetry) together.  I only wish I had more time to spend on it!

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Come on over. I need your help for a moment.

Hi everyone.

I hope that you all had a wonderfully happy, relaxing, fulfilling and creative weekend.

I hate to be a bother on an already bothersome Monday but I’m putting together my poetry e book and I would like some input from you all.

If you could take a moment to let me know which poems you would really like to see in my e book I would be very grateful.   Do you have a favorite?  One that stood out from the rest for you? If so why?  I may put these comments to use…

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and for taking the time to comment and share.  You all are awesome!

Jennifer

(Writings of a Mrs)

PAY DAY Thursday: Not your typical book Review with Jade Reyner

Welcome to Another Installment of Pay Day Thursdays.  This week I am doing a book character interview to help promote Jade’s new book Twelve Days: The Beginning.  She is an author and the blogger for http://jadereyner.com/  Jade’s Jungle.

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PAY DAY THURSDAY: Introducing Jim The Running Son

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http://www.robynlayton.co.uk/index.php?/project/battle-arts-logo/

So this week I have collaborated with Jim, The Running Son in my first ever attempt at a ‘poetry’ battle, poem collaboration!

Don’t forget to vote at the end!

Let’s find out a little more about Jim.  The drum roll please…..

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Stats and palette’s

Today I’m feeling a little more like I have my footing.   I feel better able to navigate my way around my blog. 

I have no idea what stats typically look like for new bloggers and because my intention is to share my journey I will share where I’m at currently. 

I had 35 views day one 4:30pm first blog. 

Yesterday I had 115 views (second blog)

So far today I have had 34 views for a total of 214 views prior to the posting of this blog. 

I have 16 followers 2 of whom I know personally.

I have been sincerely in awe by the fantastic community of writers, bloggers, poets, musings, opinions, photographer’s, techy’s and crafty’s (I like to add y’s and group people, my apologies if that offends it’s not intended to, it’s a celebration of the group of people) that are out there to discover. I have laughed and cried, been inspired and educated, not wanting to write only wanting to connect, comment and engage people about their writings and I’m only 40 hours into my blog/journey.  There is so much material to read, to the point of distraction. 

This reminds me of a quote that I love by Nietzsche a German philosopher.

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”

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I learned about Nietzsche while in College last year in a general humanities course.  My professor was an anthropologist and a ‘Wordy’ (see end quote of previous post for a description) unlike any other I have ever met.  

He encouraged my writing even asked to keep copies of my papers and to read my pieces to the class.  He was a great encourager.

When I first read Nietzsches philosophy I was enticed by his ideas of self.  Being that I am not naturally a visual creative type of person I was drawn to the idea of  creation. 

Design with the ability to potentially become artistic, bold and colorful with myself as the palette.

Nietzsche believes that we can become unique, original.  That we can become more than a sheep, a follower, a conformist, that our lives can be created by us to reflect art.  Whatever we want to create, a masterpiece of our own design, inarguably perfect and beautiful because it is our creation. 

Although I may not agree with all (or most for that matter) of Nietzsches philosophy I have always loved this idea. 

Today while I was reading, I was so inspired to see this very idea coming alive on the palette’s of each individual visit to this place we call blog.

For more information on Friedrich Nietzsche please visit your local philosopher’s blog