Getting right to it!

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Some of my friends are brave enough to take the Na-No-Wri-Mo plunge this month. “Na-No-Wri-Mo” stands for National Novel Writing Month, a program designed to help people write their books–or, at least, 50,000 words’ worth of manuscript–in a single, month-long endurance run. 

My own life this year is way too chaotic for me to have many illusions about participating successfully, but my theme for this month’s Quotes and Images of Interest is encouragement to other writers, who are struggling to pound out their 50 thousand words.

IMAGE: While the writer in this cartoon isn’t making much progress, perhaps she’ll offer a smile (and a cautionary note) for others. Many thanks to Cathy Thorne, and her clever Everyday People cartoons!

Imagination’s power

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Of course, it could equally be said that without imagination there is no beauty or wonder, too. No empathy, no love. But also no hate. That’s the power of a creative mind.

We all have imaginations, though none of us exercise ours the same way. How do you exercise yours?

IMAGE: Many thanks to Brainy Quote, for this image-and-quotation from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The crazymaker

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We’ve all lived or worked with someone like this. I just couldn’t leave this angle out, in a month of exploring the dimensions of horror.

IMAGE: Many thanks to cartoonist Jim Benton, via Neatorama and MoreThanHorror on Pinterest.

Is it REAL?

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It all turns on what we bring to the reading or viewing experience. I firmly believe that (whatever art form we engage) the artwork is not complete until it has been experienced by a third party. Apparently Poe agreed.

IMAGE: Many thanks to Brainy Quote’s Horror Quotes page for this image.

Reality check

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Stephen King hands us another one this week, a little thought-provoker that I’d like to pair with a second thought from Clive Barker:

IMAGES: Many thanks to Brainy Quotes for the Stephen King image and quote, and to the “Bigger Jaws” Pinterest pinboard, for the Clive Barker image. 

Choosing one’s path

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A note to the wise: to all of us, beware what path we choose. For writers: this the ultimate key to a good antagonist. Thanks, Mary!

IMAGE: This is another quote-image that’s been pinned several million times to Pinterest boards. I found this file on–yet again–on the pinboard of Stephanie Girolami-James, this time via the “Horror Quotes” pinboard of Amanda Rios.

Its own kind of horror

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This month I’m exploring horror fiction in several of its aspects. Heading into the weekends, I thought perhaps a more humorous touch would be welcome.

IMAGE: Many thanks to SnarkECards on Pinterest, via Indulgy.