Impressionist Artist

Who do you consider to be one of the great Impresionist?  Some say Pissarro, others might say: Monet, Guillaumin and Cezanne.  Some what exactly does Impressionism mean: It  is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time (Wikipedia).  Some say it is the physics of color or perhaps tone.  Others say it was a French movement of a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques.  To me it is a masterpiece of color and depth. 

I enjoy Monet’s work and I guess you can see why.  Here is two of his paintings.


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Why Write?

Writing is an outward expression of one’s inner thoughts, feelings and emotions. Writers enjoy expressing their thoughts through writing, but at the same time, it is pleasing to the mind. Writing bring enjoyment to the soul by relaxing the senses. It can brighten your day by helping you to forget the stress that once felt too powerful to overcome. It can help you overcome a loss or rejoice in a new occupation. Writing in any form is way to reflect your life’s experiences on paper.

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Awhile back in my Fiction Writing class the question came up of why different people write. I think this is a great question and one that should be explored in depth by all writers. There isn’t a wrong or a right answer to it of course, but I certainly think it is helpful to consider. Personally I came to a sort of multi-layered conclusion. I started writing because it was fun, because it was something I wanted to do. I continued writing because sometimes there were stories I wanted to read and they didn’t exist, so I felt it was my duty to tell them. Nowadays I’m more concerned with the all consuming idea that I want to say something. I mean really say something. I don’t want to write something that is just entertaining to others, I want it to have meaning and depth to it as well. It…

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Steps to: How to Write a Book

College Student Studying in Library

Post One: How to Write a Book

I have seen several places that offer some insight into how to write a book, but offer only a few limited steps to actually help someone. In the next few weeks I am going to be offering different tips over the next few post on how someone can write a book, memoir, novel, etc..

Before anyone can actually sit down and write a book, they need to know what they are going to write about. Most people start writing their first book about what they know. My first young adult book was actually a memoir of my life, starting from my childhood to the time I had my children. I wrote it for the young adult readers because I felt that I could teach them something. Most writers usually write to teach, edify, clarify, or for some other reason or purpose. You might want to write to clear your mind, help someone else by your experiences or because you like to write.

Most writers didn’t just get up in the morning and decide to write a book. They had to have had some love for the written word from years past. Maybe they enjoyed writing poetry when they were young. Perhaps they enjoyed making up stories and jotted them down on paper. All of this has added to their writing experience whether they have realized that or not.

So If I had to give someone a “Step One” on how to write a book it would be to decide on what you want to write about. There are so many things a person can write about. Life, love, adventure, travel, education, divorce, loss, children, fantasies, space travel, medicine, crime, mysteries, fairy tales, weddings, funerals, betrayal, different cultures, different countries, kings, queens, royalty, famous actors, famous people in history, history itself, battles, real estate, computers, how to’s, ships, oceans, discovery, tornadoes or other disasters, aircraft, etc….

The list goes on and on. Perhaps you know something that you know no one else knows about. Write about that! Or, you decide you want to write about some crime that happened in your town, make sure to do your research. Any book whether it is about something you know or not has to have a little research involved in it.

Stay Tuned on future post of mine!! Here is the link to Post Two:

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Carry on

Carry on.

This post is from the blog: A Land Far Away. Great insight and passion for writing that I thought I would share.
“The reader of poetry is a kind of pilgrim setting out, setting forth….is an adventure in renewal, a creative act, a perpetual beginning, a rebirth of wonder. “Beginning is not only a kind of action,”…” It is also a frame of mind, a kind of work, an attitude, a consciousness.” (Edward Said)”

Poetry- A Form of Creative Writing

Poetry is an outward expression of one’s inner thoughts, feelings, emotions and is therefore a form of creative writing.  Why does poetry speak to us? It is a unique form of expression that is imaginative and speaks to us because of rhythm and rhyme.  Poetic words are carefully planned to convey a certain perspective in the poet’s mind.  Readers might interpret the meaning differently as the poem is understood by the person processing the creative prose.

Some poems may be harder to understand as in Shakespearean Sonnets or in John Keats’ romantic poems.  The fact is that poetry is a form of song and was named sonnet for the use of the term.  Poetry can help calm a mind, bring enjoyment to the soul or relax the senses.  The poet sees a way to express his innermost thoughts when he writes.  Writing poetry restores his passion and joy in life.  It brings excitement and motivation and therefore relieves stress. 

For me, Poetry comes from an interesting thought and is expressed outwardly as a way of reflection.  It is written to tell the world how valuable the insightful introspection was.  Writing Poetry is pleasing to the mind and therefore is valuable to the author.  

Here is a poem that I wrote about writing that is called: The Life of A Writer

The Life of a writer is different than you expect,
Writing stories for joy is much easier than all the rest,
Writing for emotions, love, and heart-felt affects,
Busy writing, promoting, no sleep or rest.
We love to use words that move one another,
Words, then phrases, then sentences connected,
A story can take you to lands like no other,
Our desires, hopes, heart is affected.
Fantasy brings to life dragons, magic, and time,
A way to escape troubles, grief, and sorrow,
A story, a novel, and poems that rhyme,
Fiction stories, real life events that we borrow.
The life of a writer is hard at times, but also easy,
For we dedicate our time, energy and imagination,
Writing when we are tired and sometimes queasy,
A different galaxy to us, an internal vacation.

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