Schuyler McConkey

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Sarah added a status update: I was sick yesterday and couldn't focus on my writing, so what did I do? I watched Up and then read the first two books in the Firmament series by J. Grace Pennington. I feel much better this morning. I think it was the reading of such excellent books. Anyone one else a Firmanment fan?
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Rosemary Sutcliff
“That is our Shield Ring, our last stronghold; not the barrier fells and the totter-moss between, but something in the hearts of men.”
Rosemary Sutcliff, The Shield Ring

G.K. Chesterton
“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
G.K. Chesterton

Rosemary Sutcliff
“It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.”
Rosemary Sutcliff, The Lantern Bearers

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable number of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Rachel Heffington
“Too often we sit back and speak platitudes of the nitty-gritty bits of writing; the editing, the story structure, the verbal sparring vs. banter, the character development, the world-building become more important to us than the tune rhythm of the tale. And when you lose the music of the story, all the footwork in the world is not going to make up for the loss of continuity and heart.
We need to take a step back in our souls and conjure the image of what this story is: the notes and beats and things woven into it's fullness. See, that's what is so easy to lose sight of as we write. We forget that, in a way, this story is a full story in itself. We tend to try to build the story piece by piece, line upon line, precept upon precept, but that--as any true writer knows--is not entirely practical. A story does have its own identity. To some extent, the story exists in your mind as a whole. Its own being. To chance sounding sappy: Your story is a full piece of music waiting for you to dance it into existence. Don't make the mistake of leaving out all the music.
It is tempting to want to have everything arranged to perfection so that little editing will be done. But if you are keeping in mind the way your story needs to run--feeling it and dwelling in the beauty of its passion and color and vibe--the footwork will take care of itself. Certainly it will require practice and your technicalities will need a little work--everyone's does. But you will have captured the essence and blood of the tale, and really that's the prettiest part of a dance.”
Rachel Heffington

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Joy C. Schuyler! Yayy, you are on goodreads :)!!!! Thanks for sending me a friend-invite :).


Schuyler Krystina wrote: "Yay! :D You're on goodreads! :)"


I am indeed! :) Maybe I should add the shelf to my blog. :)


Krystina Yay! :D You're on goodreads! :)


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