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What’s Your Writer’s Lucky Charm?

Greetings everyone!

I’m back with you again with a topic that I’ve been wishing to post, and now I feel this is a good day to do it. I’m talking to the writer in you; from the one who writes a love letter to the one who is a famous author. I know some authors and writers have a special “lucky charm” that they use to get inspiration, to feel themselves comfortable, to enjoy it while holding it and using it before, during, and after their writing’s time.

But, what’s a lucky charm?
Is an object, which upon possession provides a positive influence to the fortunes of a person, or set of persons.”

Hmmmm, ok, but, which kind of object?
It can be anything you feel comfortable with. I’ve heard of writers wearing a piece of jewelry,clothes. Others playing with toys. Also holding or having in view a favorite pen. I even heard about a writer who is always waiting to find a “feather” on the floor and that’s his sign to write a new book. I’ve heard about candles, incience, perfumes, etc.

When I wrote “The Composer And The Flycatcher” http://www.prlog.org/12280859-the-composer-and-the-flycatcher-book-cover-official-reveal.html I always felt the need to wear my favorite ring. It’s a Titanium Quartz Rainbow Druzy Ring. I just love it and I really enjoy wearing it. When I’ve got it in Las Vegas I’ve never thought about it’s meaning, I just felt attracted to it, and I bought it. Later I found out that my crystal ring is good to heal exhaustion, low vitality, and fatigue; aids in meditation, visualization, and feeling secure. And I just thought “Bingo!” it makes sense.

Diana Arco Titanium Quartz Rainbow Druzy Ring

Somehow I’am always called by all types of “crystals”, I even collect them in all sizes and shapes, and, of course, my room is full of them. All that comes from mother nature is always welcome in my life, my home, my sanctuary.
Now that I’am writing my new “Poetic Prose Adventure” I’am still wearing my ring, but I also have another “crystal”… it’s a heart shaped white calcite that I enjoy having it with me every where I go. It’s new, my Dad gave it to me few weeks ago. I entered to a crystal store and from all the items that were on sale and on display, this heart was the one I liked the best. Again, I wasn’t aware of it’s properties, I’ve just got it because I felt the need to. So I came home and opened my crystals and gems book. From all that it says, this is what it took me by surprise: “It also promotes creativity, imagination and increases prosperity. It’s also helpful in the lessening of fear and reducing stress. It can also be used to clear negativity in the environment, such as a room that it’s in.” And I said again: “Bingo! It makes sense!”
Also the heart it’s a symbol to make and give things with love.

Diana Arco Calcite Heart

So, what’s your lucky writer’s charm?

Sincerely,
Diana.

PS: Happy Writing!

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Authors / Writers: How to be good and bad?

Greetings, everyone!

I found this in the internet and it really makes me laugh. But how true it is, you know.
So, this is the part when you read: How to be a bad writer?

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Now, how to be a good writer?
Well, you already know the answer.
PS: Just turn “posite” all the bad stuff from above.

Sincerely,
Diana.

“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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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

πŸ™‚ 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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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.

πŸ™‚ 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.

πŸ™‚ “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! πŸ™‚

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.

πŸ™‚ All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❀

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