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Quote of the Week~March 30th, 2012~www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Weekly Writing Spark~March 19th|| via Igniteyourcreativity.net

Is there a decision you’ve been thinking about but avoiding because it seemed too daunting?  If you followed through on that decision, what would the worst possible outcome be?  Now, what would the best possible outcome look like? Does the decision still seem daunting?  What steps can you take to help the outcome be a positive one?  Reflect and write! 

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Quote of the Week~March 16th, 2012~www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com

“Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? Can the writer isolate and vivify all in experience that most deeply engages our intellects and our hearts? Can the writer renew our hope for literary forms? Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so we may feel again their majesty and power?” 

― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life