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Ancient Teaching – Poem

Ancient Teaching

By Diana Arco

Ancient teaching

As old as our existence,

I  embrace you

With all my light.

You give me peace

Here, in my now,

In my days of joy

And my dreams at nights.

In my moments of despair,

I accept when I’am weak,

And in ignorance I fall,

But you, ancient tradition,

Lift me up

With your divine

And unconditional love.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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The two kinds of writers – Really? I’m having a situation in here…

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Greetings everyone!

I went to swim again into the internet’s waters to research about the two kinds of writers in the world of literature in general. It doesn’t matter the genre, the style of the writing, etc. It doesn’t matter the age, gender, social status of each writer. But I’m having a situation in here where there are more than two kinds… so why people is insisting to say “two kinds”?… I just don’t get it, and I don’t want to, since all the “kinds” makes sense to me, the writer.

So, here there are, the two kind of writers that are and are not…

– Those who write what they know and those who write in order to know.
– Those who write the Truth and those who don’t.
– Those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.
– One is a writer who’s always telling you things you never thought of, or didn’t know before. The other is a writer who’s telling you things that you do know but that you’ve never quite formulated for yourself.
– One is in love with words, and the other is in love with imagery.
– The established and emerging. If you’re among the latter, you begin not with the written word, but with an idea.
– There are those who know what they are going to write from the beginning to the end. And there are those who just sit down, put the pen in their hand and, like water-skiing, let the boat pull them.
– The hedgehogs and foxes. The fox knows many things, the hedgehog knows just one thing.
– The talented and gifted. Talented writers “convey” while gifted writers “translate.”
– Those who make you think, ‘Yes that’s the way it is’ and those who make you think, ‘I never supposed it could be like that.”
– The good and bad, yet the ones who are successful are equally good or bad, what sets them apart is that they persist and have discipline.
– One wishes to consider language transparent, able to be shared by everyone, and the other wishes to invent a language of his or her own, which is obscure.
– A-writers and B-writers. A-writers are storytellers, B-writers are users of language.
– Those who reinforce what the public thinks, the conventional values, and those who constantly interrogate the conventional values.
– One responds to life itself. The other responds to the history of the art.
– Those who are interesting and those who are boring.. but what’s interesting and boring? … I leave that to the perception of each reader.
– There are architects and gardeners. The architecs design and build, while the gardeners dig a hole and plant the seed to see what comes up.
– Those who write because they can’t talk and those who write because they talk so much.
– Those who are natural storytellers and those who instinctively know how to craft good prose.

And, it goes on and on…

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul. ”

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Things that Writers Should Do And Never Do About Writing – Links

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Greetings, everyone!

I’am a new writer and I’am about to get published this year for first time with my poetry prose fantasy tale “The Composer and The Flycatcher” http://www.prlog.org/12144423-donnaink-publications-signs-author-diana-arco-and-her-title-the-composer-and-the-flycatcher.html http://www.donnaink.org/#!author-diana-arco/zoom/csi9/image197h
I have a long road to write… I mean to walk, but I woke up this morning with the need to talk to you about “Things that writers should do and should never do” About writing, in general. So, I went into my files and I’m taking the freedom to provide you with the links of the best web pages that I’ve been able to find and that I keep visiting.
My Note: This doesn’t mean you gotta follow all these as the way they are, since life taught me that experience, making mistakes, and have sucess are part of each one of us, but I also found out that it’s good to know things in advance that if you feel them right you could take them to consideration.

So, let’s start with:

“Things That A Writer Should Never Do”

From Writers Digest
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/15-things-a-writer-should-never-do
Based on interviews with authors over the years, conferences, editing dozens of issues of Writer’s Digest, and my own occasional literary forays and flails, here are some points of consensus and observations: 15 of them, things anyone who lives by the pen (or seeks to) might consider. It is, like most things in the writing world, a list in progress—and if you’ve got your own Dos or Don’ts to add…

“Things That A Writer Should Do And / Or Needs to Know”

From WikiHow
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Writer
The translation of human experience into an artful literary presentation is the art of writing. Writing is a careful craft that follows certain literary techniques and maintains field standards. Most fields in creative writing (from academia and publishing, to grant and technical writing), require a higher degree, including at least a Bachelor’s degree, and, often, an MFA in creative writing or an MA in literature, journalism, or a related field.
My Note: I enjoy reading articles from “WikiHow”… this is an amazing website to explore.

From the New York Times Blog
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/should-we-write-what-we-know/?_r=0
My Note: A very interesting article that to my consideration it’s worth reading.
Should we write what we know? this is a very interesting question… and tricky too.

From Firstwriter.com
http://www.firstwriter.com/writing_tips/
My Comment: The article says “For the aspiring writer” but I find this article very usable for coming back and read it all the times you need, even when you’ve been published.
Firstwriter.com it’s one of my favorites web pages.

Happy Writing, Everyone!

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All the Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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The Writer In Us! Where to go?

How writers are

Greetings, everyone!

Happy monday and starting of the week!

I felt the need to come here to you and talk about ourselves, the “writers” that we are.
Some of us are accomplished and successful writers, or we are just starting the adventure, while others only write for themselves and their loved ones. There it is the writer in us, and we are in the need to express ourselves, to create a whole new world, to follow all the rules, to break them all, to create new rules, to follow our own consciouness in our master pieces.
We enjoy this freedom to sit ourselves in a confortable place or a noisy one, and there we are listening to music or the noise, drinking our favorite beverage, and getting in touch with our spark of inspiration. Our fingers fly holding the pen that writes on that notebook when we feel ourselves oldfashion. Our hands fly all over the keyboard of our laptops. We are just creating, giving form to that love letter with all our soul, or to that poem, or that chapter of your manuscript, or that article for your blog, or for that famous magazine, journal. It’s like breathing, eating, walking, running… it’s part of each one of us in our daily lives.
Every single day a master piece is born and it’s on its way into the light. I strongly believe each word created was meat to go out and reach where it must. How this happens? It is you, my dear writer, the one, the owner of your own writing’s destiny. I bet you have experienced that a weak writing is not going anywhere. I strongly believe that when you write with all your might, all your intentions, your affirmations, all that love and positive ways within yourself there is no way that you can go wrong. You must believe you are going to get there someday where you really wish to be, even when you’re not aware about it today, even when you are in doubts sometimes and have fears, you gotta stand up for yourself to find answers and continue your journey… to continue writing. You are the one who gives to yourself the green and / or the red light in your road when you must need it.

Remember, there is someone outside that needs to read you and your creations. They are waiting for you… my dear writer.

Sincerely,
Diana.

All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul.

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Writing Tips from some of my favorite writers.

PAULO COELHO WRITER TIPSJ K ROWLING WRITER TIPSErnest Hemingway Writer TipE B WHITE WRITING TIPVIRGINIA WOOLF WRITER TIPROBERT FROST WRITER TIPJANE AUSTEN WRITER TIP

Happy Writing, Everyone!

Sincerely,
Diana

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedrom from the heart and soul. ❤

PS: Hmmm, maybe someday "YOU" will be quoted like this!
Read, read, read…Write, write, and.. write.

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You’re A Great Writer!

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Greetings, Everyone!

When I saw this message, I knew I had to share it with all of you!

We Are Great Writers, My Friends!!

Sincerely,
Diana.

All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

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The 12 1/2 Writing Rules!

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Happy Writing, Everyone!

From a letter written to a loved one,
To such a beautiful and heart beating poem,
To a romantic novel,
To those horror and thriller nights,
To the story of your real life,
To whatever you write about…
It’s your master piece.
Every single word counts
To the one who reads them.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

Sincerely,
Diana Arco
Author "The Composer and The Flycatcher"

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Your writing flavors – Experiencing your attitudes when you write.

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Greetings, everyone!

Yep, it’s such a cute picture the one with the kitty and that yummy sweet and cold ice… I feel myself mouthwatering now.. lol.
This gave me the idea to talk to you about us- Writers – and our writing attitude, which I’am taking the freedom to call it “Flavors”.

I wonder if you ever thought about this before. Writing it’s like food that we all writers taste when we write. It’s our attitude the one we are tasting -experiencing- when we are sharing our emotions through words in a love letter, or when we are narrating an important event in our lives, also when you write a fantasy tale, a novel, etc. Everything we write has its right moment to manifest itself from inside to take it outside of each one of us.

In my own experience, I always enjoy my sweet flavors. It’s when the inspiration arrives and I’m so happy that I write for hours and hours because I’am loving, enjoying, the piece I’am working on. It’s my sweet cotton candy, my vanilla ice cream, my cherry lollipop, my hot chocolate time.
But, what to do when my attitude is “Bitter”, “Sour”, or “Salty”? Sometimes I can even use these attitudes in my writings. I write fantasy poetry, I know exactly what I want. When I get the idea for a tale, I see it all in my mind, like a movie, and I write my synopsis, the biography of each one of my characters, and a list of possible chapters and its descriptions. It’s what I call “The Skeleton” of my tale.
So, if my attitude is bitter, I can jump right away to my villain and continue writing my piece. Directing this bitterness right into my character… but when sometimes I can’t do that, I just stop writing my piece and I open my personal journal. I ask myself “Why -in my ignorance – I’am letting the bitterness get into my heart?” “How this started?” “Who else is involved?” I write, I experience, and I let all that bitterness out…I find my answers in myself…It’s just me the one dealing with this moment. I also talk to my loved ones and friends (especially the ones involved in my present situation to get answers from them and writen them down too) Sometimes I listen to my favorite music, watch inspiring movies on tv, or videos in http://www.youtube.com/… it’s a treasure to search for me; reminders about all the blessings we have in life. I can go outside to walk…of course with paper and pen with me (no matter where I’am, what I’am doing…paper and pen are a must have) while I’am waiting for the inspiration to arrive again to continue enjoying my sweet flavors.

Sincerely,
Diana.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

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To be that “goose”!

EL GANSO ORIGINAL FUERA DE LA MANADA

Greetings, everyone!

When I found this picture on the internet I knew I had to share it with you here in my blog.
It’s so funny, but at the same time it gave me the freedom to think “I wish to be that “goose”! It seems he is the successful one, the soul of the party, the leader, and all the rest of the gooses are on their way to meet him! lol. He is the one who thought “outside the box” and he is enjoying his sucess. You can look at his big smile and how he is posing to the camera.
Let’s say this goose it’s that successful writer we all wish to be, ( yes, and I include myself since I’am a debut author about to get published late fall this year with my fantasy poetry prose tale “The Composer and The Flycatcher” http://www.prlog.org/12144423-donnaink-publications-signs-author-diana-arco-and-her-title-the-composer-and-the-flycatcher.html ) and all those gooses are his readers.
This goose is J.k Rowling ,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling, Dan Brown http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Brown, Stephen King http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King, he represents all those famous bestseller authors that you enjoy to read, and now that you are writing, that you have decided this is what you wish to do with your life, that you are on your way to get published, that you experienced publishers’ manuscripts rejections – like they did- (if you haven’t experienced rejections yet – get ready – https://authordianaarco.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/my-poem-mr-rejection-about-manuscript-rejections-of-course/) Then you finally found a publisher, and you signed the contract, and you are working with the editors, the cover artists, and you are coopeating, working with all the publisher’s team… Meanwhile, you are meeting fellow writers with years of experience, also people who are starting to write, you are paying attention to what book lovers are reading, you are thinking also about to join writer’s organizations, and you have the support of family and friends thanks to the social media (Facebook, twitter, linkedIn, Pinterest, Glooge+…) and there you are sharing, giving, “Promoting” yourself as a writer and your title…your title and you as one. And I say “Whoa!!! It’s a whole and long adventure in here! There is too much to do and to be done!” But in my experience I’m so happy for doing this, I’m grateful, and I’am opened myself to what’s next, for all the surprises that are on my way and also the challenges, because in any life’s situation to get to the top it’s not a piece of cake, it’s hard work from all people involved, patience, and to be “sure” this is what you really wish to do because at the moment of doubts you’re building walls in your way that are blocking you to get yourself to be “That Goose.” Yep, this one that’s smiling and telling you “Look at me, I did it… now it’s your turn!”

Sincerely,
Diana.

🙂 “All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul.” ❤

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Poem to “Mr. Ignorance” and “Mr. Knowledge” as characters.

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Greetings, everyone! 🙂

I’m back to you today with a new poem.
This one is about “The Ignorance” and “The Knowledge”, but here you have me transforming them into characters, ghosts.
One is the shadow that is always haunting, and the other is the light that is always embracing.

So, you can take this poem of mine like it was a short tale that I’am taking the freedom to share with you today.

Mr. Ignorance
And
Mr. Knowledge.
By Diana Arco.

Here you are both of you
Floating invisible right by my side,
Like two ghosts fighting against each other.
One of you haunts me without mercy,
The other embraces me with all the light of the world.

Here you are both of you.
Since I go to bed at nights
When I wake up in the morning
And between time.
You are waiting for the right moment to act.

Mr. Ignorance,
That’s your name.
You are just using all that you can
To make me fall into your cloak and dagger hands.
I just can’t avoid your mysterious ways.

Mr. Knowledge,
That’s your name.
You are my perfect and well dressed heroe,
The one embracing me with encourage eager,
Taking me to the truth in my existence.

So I can see… This is the eternal battle
Between two powerful enemies.
Mr. Ignorance is not a bliss for me.
Mr. Knowledge is the one my heart is beating for
To win the situation when the time is here.

But, they can’t deny one truth.
They are those eternal friends
Depending one on the another.
Without ignorance there will not be any knowledge.
How could I solve each puzzle?

So, I thank you both of you,
My dear gentlemen.
I owe you my tears and my smiles.
You both affect directly into my heart and soul
Every time I got myself into a new phase in my life.

Sincerely,
Diana.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

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