Category Archives: Writing Mentors

Enlivening Emily

Today, July 30, is the divine Emily Bronte’s birthday. What a gift she is to the world — her fire, her compassion, her poetry, and the sublime and stormy Wuthering Heights! Gems from Emily to enliven us all: “Whatever our … Continue reading

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Plotting Pointers

“A story that has nothing but action and plot is a pretty poor affair; and some great stories have neither. To my mind, plot is merely one way of telling a story, by connecting the happenings tightly; usually through causal … Continue reading

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Wise Whispers

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com Today, I felt inspired to take a peek at a gathering of writers’ quotes I enjoy. When I did, I found myself uplifted, so I thought I’d share some of them with you: … Continue reading

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The Key

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com Words of wisdom from a commencement address at Emerson College by award-winning filmmaker, SpikeLee: “I think that amongst young people today, this being the age of instant gratification, everybody wants it now. Young … Continue reading

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Nixing Naysayers

“I’d literally been told I wasn’t pop-star material.” Sir Elton John When my dear friend and gifted writer, Linda, quoted this line from Me, Elton John’s autobiography, we both had a good laugh. Needless to say, the naysayer Elton encountered … Continue reading

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Louisa Uplifts

“I will make a battering-ram of my head and make a way through this rough-and-tumble world.”   What a declaration of intent for a writer! Making a “battering-ram” doesn’t sound all that dainty and domestic does it? Yet the writer who … Continue reading

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Inspiring Words

As we launch into our writing today, here are some words of wisdom from established writers to embolden us and give our words wings: “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” “Let … Continue reading

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