Monday, July 17, 2017

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 3


This July I'll be featuring the twelve authors (three each Monday) who contributed stories to the 

Hero Lost Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology



Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
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Each author has submitted their favorite inspirational quote, so this month I won't be adding my usual quote. 
Thank you, authors!




Ellen Jacobson, The Silvering
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ―Mark Twain


Olga Godim, Captain Bulat
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." ―Terry Pratchett


Erika Beebe, The Wheat Witch
“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting... It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.” ―Gertrude Stein

Clock's ticking! Do you have your #IWSGPit ready?

Don't miss the July 30 deadline for the next IWSG Anthology. 




Quote of the Week: "Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences." J.K. Rowling

46 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing more about Hero Lost – it certainly sounds interesting.

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  2. Think in terms of discovery. I like that!

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  3. It is the regrets of what we didn't do that hit us the hardest in the end.

    Thank you again for featuring the authors of Hero Lost this month.

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  4. I keep forgetting about the IWSG anthology. I'll have to write and edit something soon.

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    1. Hope this post nudged you into remembering. :-0

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  5. Hi, Cheryl!

    These are excellent quotes, all of them. Mark Twain's is empowering. Gertrude Stein's observation "that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting... It will come if it is there and if you will let it come” is an exciting concept. Your quote from J.K. Rowling is smart, wise and true. My favorite quote is the one by Terry Pratchett. The journey's the thing, even if you are on an exercise bike that doesn't take you anywhere.

    Enjoy your week, dear friend Cheryl!

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    1. He's the most quotable man who ever lived--well, almost.

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  7. Loved all the inspiring quotes. All so true and I need to hear them all. Awesome how you're supporting all these writers, Lee.

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    1. They write good stories. You have to support writers like that. :-) You do it all the time, Natalie.

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  8. "Sail away from the safe harbor"--this sounds like a great story.

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  9. I love these quotes, especially Ellen's. Interesting how literally she's taken Mark Twain's advice.

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    1. I figure that's whey we live on a sailboat - Mark Twain thinks it's a good idea :-)

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  10. Come it shall indeed as those muscles sure get stretched away with each word we say...or type.

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  11. I like the Mark Twain quote. It reminds us to DO.

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  12. Thanks for all of your support, C. Lee. Loved the quotes!

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  13. Terry Pratchett, Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein... teachers we can still learn from.

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  14. Mark Twain has so many great quotes about writing and life.

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  15. It takes much effort, logic, wisdom to achieve the upper spiritual calm needed to write a successful book. I will make it so one day.

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  16. Wonderful quotes from even more wonderful writers. I love the reminders.

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    1. I'm glad to have met so many new writers through this anthology.

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  17. Good quote, but is the Mark Twain quote really one of his? I rememeber he didn't particularly have a fond time of sailing when he was on the Sandwich (now Hawaii) Islands.

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    1. I'd have to check that out. He's purported to have said just about everything!

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  18. I'm enjoying learning more about these wonderful authors. Thanks for featuring them.

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  19. Thanks again for featuring the anthology!

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  20. I definitely feel inspired now. Thank you so much :)

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  21. Congratulations to the Anthology writers.

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  22. Wishing the anthology writers all the best with this collection! Hope you're having a good week! :)

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  23. These are indeed inspirational.
    Have a great one, Lee.

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  24. Great quotes. I'm looking forward to reading the anthology as soon as I catch up with what I have now.

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  25. Thanks so much for featuring the anthology again. I've loved seeing my co-authors' quotes. Cheers - Ellen

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  26. Ah, I do love Terry Pratchett. Great quote. And that title: Almost Adept. Now I'm curious.

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  27. Love that quote by Stein. So hard to abide by.


    Damyanti

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  28. Enjoyed the quotes and I added your new cover/blurb on my post today.

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  29. Haven't come across that Terry Pratchett quote before. It's a great one. I've nearly finished the anthology, so I've read all these authors' stories. Excellent work one and all!

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  30. I find I don't actually totally agree with these. Personally, writing it neither exercise nor exploration...it's an escape. A releasing of steam, if you would.

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  31. Some catchy titles for sure:) I like the covers too:)

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  32. Interesting quotes to think about. Love seeing all the covers an titles. :)
    ~Jess

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