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Quote of the Week~June 15th, 2012~www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com

“Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose…

…Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty – describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. – And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Weekly Writing Spark~June 11th|| via www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com


We all have books we’ve loved but sometimes, we wish the story could go on.  We want to find out what happened to the characters we grew to know so well.  Write a sequel to your favourite book.  What happens to the protagonist, do they live happily ever after? Do they return to a cozy life replete with all the suburban trappings such as the white picket fence, minivan and 2.5 kids? Or do things go to “hell in a hand basket”?

Get creative and have fun! 🙂


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Ignite Your Creativity’s June 2012 Monthly Spark Newsletter!

Welcome to Ignite Your Creativity’s June 2012 Monthly Spark Newsletter! This month we have some tips for spicing up your summer as well as having our usual book recommendations, monthly writing prompts, free wallpapers, tips, tricks and plenty of inspiration.

via Ignite Your Creativity’s June 2012 Monthly Spark Newsletter!.

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The Versatile Blogger Award ~ Gratitude

 

This morning I ventured into my inbox to find a message saying that the lovely and talented Genie ~http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/ has nominated my personal blog http://belindawitzenhausen.wordpress.com for the “Versatile Blogger Award”!Genie is a wonderfully gifted writer,  Reiki Master III and a truly genuine soul. I am at a loss for words (which, trust me doesn’t happen often) and honoured that she has nominated me for this award.

via The Versatile Blogger Award ~ Gratitude.