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Valerie Rutherford

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in Sharon, PA, The United States
May 28, 1989

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YA Contemporary Fantasy Novelist. Author of the Magic Inc. series. INFJ. Air Element. Hufflepuff. Vegetarian. Dreamer. Believer in soulmates, synchronicity, and inner magic.

I've been creating songs and stories as far back as I can remember. I'm currently writing a large interconnected universe called The Timeline. My books have a strong emphasis on characters and their relationships. My writing often has a focus on anxiety, bullying, and intense feelings. I write magic as a way of bringing a visual manifestation to emotions and inner strength.

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Valerie Rutherford When I feel blocked or stressed, I take a break and work on something else. Usually I have multiple stories that I'm working on to choose between. Whe…moreWhen I feel blocked or stressed, I take a break and work on something else. Usually I have multiple stories that I'm working on to choose between. When one isn't feeling right, I can jump to another for a while. I can even work on a project that's in a different stage, like outlining something new. That's often all I need to feel excited about writing again.

But occasionally, I need a break from writing altogether. During that time, I just take in as many inspirational things as possible. Music, movies, other books. Fresh air. When treated with the right mindset, this kind of break can be extremely beneficial. But I'll admit, sometimes I start to worry. Why is it taking so long? What if it never comes back? That kind of negative thought pattern actually takes away the benefit of resting. And eventually, I always feel the pull to go back so strongly that I couldn't deny it if I wanted to.

So, I find that it's good to just trust yourself. When you need a break, you'll know it. And when it's time to return, you'll know it, too. There will probably be parts of a story that you flat out just have to work through. Not everything about writing can just be a snap. But if you're well rested and inspired, those hard parts will be a lot easier. At least in my experience.(less)
Valerie Rutherford Getting to create your own world with its own rules. And just watching your ideas and feelings come to life over time. Creative expression is good for…moreGetting to create your own world with its own rules. And just watching your ideas and feelings come to life over time. Creative expression is good for your soul. It can give you a way to deal with your emotions and things that you've been through or provide a much needed escape from them. My writing usually ends up being a combination of the two.(less)
Average rating: 4.32 · 19 ratings · 11 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Magic Inc. (Magic Inc., #1)

4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Synchronicity (Magic Inc., #2)

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Another month ends, and I'm a year older. Birthdays always make me sad, if not on the very edge of my sanity. The passing of time has really been hitting me the last few months, with several anniversaries and other reminders. And the publishing of a book that really encapsulates a painful part of my past. But there have been good aspects to all this nostalgia. And new and old favorites to celebrat Read more of this blog post »
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Yellow Flower (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2015 09:51AM
Description: Short poem written for my Grandma on the day of her passing.
Lilies (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2015 09:32AM
Description: Short poem that was chosen to be published when I was in 5th grade.
Lahela's Song (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2015 09:26AM
Description: Song for Hate You, Hate Me/Angel of the Song. "And I am... calling you."
Wish (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2015 09:24AM
Description: I wish you would just admit you want me.
Eyes at Night (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 20, 2015 09:02AM
Description: Song for (Twisted) Storms. "At night, a light could your eyes be?"
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“It’s not exactly love at first sight. It is more like soul recognition.”
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“I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you”
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“Sometimes love is a surprise, an instant of recognition, a sudden gift at a sudden moment that makes everything different from then on. Some people will say that's not love, that you can't really love someone you don't know. But, I'm not so sure. Love doesn't seem to follow a plan; it's not a series of steps. It can hit with the force of nature--an earthquake, a tidal wave, a storm of wild relentless energy that is beyond your simple attempts at control.”
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Cassandra Clare
“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
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“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”
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