Monday, November 4, 2013

A Hit of Inspiration, Camaraderie and Humor

Writer's Inspiration:

“We have not wings, we cannot soar, but we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller

photo courtesy of Chris Marin

And so you won't feel so alone while trying to soar, a touch of camaraderie
Success as defined by a writer:

Success consists of going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm. (I have this on a magnet to remind me not to lose enthusiasm)

And if that didn't inspire you maybe a little humor will help.
There was once a young man who professed his desire to become a great writer.
When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, stuff that will make them cry and howl in pain and anger! 
He now works for Microsoft writing error messages. :)

And as you soar remember these wise words...

“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.” John Benfleld
As alway feel free to comment or add your own hit of humor.


  1. Great quotes. A writer needs to find watering holes of encouragement, if only to keep their creativity in drive.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jacqueline. Exactly my feeling.

  2. Hi Suzanne. Um...The story a case of being careful what you ask for (or the exact wording, at least). Happy Monday.

  3. Thanks for commenting Brinda. You are so right, and it is so true. :)

  4. Great post and encouraging, too. At least the Microsoft guy is being read!

    1. Glad I gave you a laugh Victoria. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. People who write commercials may have it right. You may never know who wrote them, but some will last forever. My fave is the Geiko commercial where Old MacDonald is asked to spell COW: COWeieio (Dag nab it!)

  6. Thanks for the smile Sandra and thanks for stopping by.