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This week is #GiveAGoodRead Week in honor of the @littlefreelibrary 10th anniversary #LFL10 @goodreads. I have always loved this “give a book, take a book” concept and find many throughout Pasadena. I’ve added ‘We Died in Water,’ my own memoir that reads as poetry, to the beautiful sage box I often drive past on my way to visit my sister. Where the sun streams through the magnolia trees and the shh of the street traffic resembles the white noise of waves. This little book is about beginning with the end, the symmetry of all love stories, the forever of certain memories and not having to let go to move on. I wonder who will find it, what their heart has lived, if they’ll feel the depth of these words, and I wonder which pages will replace my own on this hand-made shelf. What book did you last gift someone?

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These are my neighbors in Italy. They are also my unwitting writing buddies. Victor, the bunny, thoughtfully chews grass and leaps enthusiastically around the yard as I read my latest lines out loud to him. Giovanni, the dog, (Gio, for short) is not as liberal with his praise, but he makes up for that with his incomparable napping abilities. #sondalo #italy #writing #amwriting #writerslife

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I have been struggling to make the time to work on my novels, but I refuse to make excuses anymore. I am setting alarms to bug myself. I am carrying it all with me until the draft is done. I am still putting school first, but I feel that school and my novels are equal. This means I need to stick to my game plan on all things future related. . . . Link for my blog in bio! I hope you can take a look and enjoy! I love feedback. It can only help me grow as an author. . . #gettowork #makethetime #followmydreams #feedbackhelpsmegrow #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerslife #writers #writer #writingcommunity #writing #aspiringauthor #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #authorslife #authors #author #penandpaper #bookstagram #writingismyhappyplace #writingcommunityofig #amwriting #authorssupportingauthors

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Today is the first day of the semester for incarcerated students who have the chance to take college-credit online English courses through Ashland University in Ohio. I have the honor of serving as their English composition instructor for this semester! For my 74 students, this is a second-chance of a lifetime. How are we using our gifts to help others succeed? #secondchances #prisonreform #english #amwriting #educator

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Happy Monday! It's actually raining in Sacramento today, for the first time in forever, so it's nice and cool outside. Perfect weather for staying indoors and getting some writing done. Gotta flip on all the lights, though, because my apartment is DARK! 💡💡💡 How's your Monday going so far? . . . #MondayMotivation #rain #Sacramento #amwriting

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I finally got myself back on a good schedule so I got a lot done the past few days. My home office/studio/closet was a mess 🙅🏻‍♀️ Lol so while my husband was out of town I spent 6 hours cleaning, decluttering and redecorating. My space feels so good now! My husband went to visit New York. Fun fact: I moved there and we broke up but then he followed me, it’s where we got our first ever apartment together. It was so romantic 🥰It was so boring not having my best friend over the weekend but I think that’s why I went so HAM with cleaning. I went to the movies to see Hustler’s. I’m just gonna say watch it 😉 it’s very entertaining and that scene with J.Lo and that silver outfit 😏 We got a chance to book our honeymoon/1 year anniversary trip!! I think I’m going to channel Maddie from Euphoria and The Clermont Twins for outfit inspo. I think the destination is appropriate for it Happy Monday 😘 • • • #bookishgirl #amwriting #hygge #bookstagram #contentcreator #blackauthors #blackgirlsread #smallinfluencer #blacklifestyleblogger #booklifestyle #blackbookstagram #lifestyleblog

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Re-reading this stunning edition of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, before moving on to The Testament sequel! Because the series just wasn't enough.

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Received a lovely quote from a reader, in reference to my published work ❤️😊 Feeling blessed and very honored An author who's 'dedication speaks volumes' Bren Coleman

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How do you guys deal with block? I usually go for a walk, meet a friend, read and get back to writing if I don't like what I wrote, I can always delete it later. 🤣

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His hands were rough, slipping across my skin with urgency and the need to find their way to my softest places and I welcomed him there, though his movements were not gentle, more frantic, more like he had never been taught how to truly make love. I wanted to show him that sometimes the turtle really does win the race, that though my flesh was drenched in my impulsiveness, I still desired a slower pace. If you are going to crawl your way atop of me, then your heart has to be open and ready to truly feel. If you think that making love is gripping onto hips while behind my back then there is still intimacy you need to heal. - I can show you what it means to make love, if you let me. • • • #writing #poetry #writersofinstagram #writer #love #poetrycommunity #quotes #poem #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #poetsofinstagram #poet #poems #words #art #writers #writersofig #reading #life #wordporn #passion #write #amwriting #lovequotes #author #instagram #writerslife #thoughts

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लकीरों से हट कर चलने वाले को दुनिया हमेशा ही पागल बतायेगी पर उस पागल को फर्क पड़ता कहाँ है, उसके ख़्वाब तो लकीरों के पार ही है। (ख़्वाबों के लिए थोड़ा पागल हो सकते हैं ) . . . . . . . . #writersofinstagram #napowrimo #writersofig #amwriting #authorlife #indieauthors #writerscorner #writercommunity #igwriters #annygrace #wordsporn #writers #annyquotes #annygrace #empireofverses #bookstagram #greatreads #literature #booksofig #booklove #thevintageprint #poetrytribe #poemsporn #thegoodquote #goodreads #poetrycommunity #quoteoftheday

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Today’s video is live! So many of you asked to see my writing process that I thought I’d share it on video. Follow the link in bio to my YouTube channel to watch. Then, come back and let’s talk about it. 😃

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This week's #MoodboardMonday theme will be: #Hospitality ! Do you have a character who opens their home to others? Or someone who shows mercy to others through warm meals and homemade gifts? Perhaps someone whose life was changed by being welcomed in an unexpected place? Give your characters a place to shine here on the homestead today!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you intend to show off your work today for Moodboard Monday, then tag this account in your post for a chance to be featured on our Stories!

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Happy Monday everyone! Here’s to a great week! 📚✨💖🤓

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Just in case I decide the fictional tech I chose for Savanna's isn't realistic enough, it's good to know I have other options. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/magnets-make-new-soft-metamaterial-stiffen-flash #amwriting #YA #STEMNovels

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To scold and scald: I scolded myself today; not in the way my Nanny did whenever she battled my knotted hair, but with water as I slid into the bath, a welcome pain I use to escape the chaos of anxious thoughts with shrill voices talking of nothing but doom. I remember the first time I felt myself seared by the ambrosia I believed mermaids regaled in: it was the communal showers at Harwich swimming pool and my Granny marched defiantly to reception complaining that the water had scalded me, it was red-hot and dangerous – it was a pain I would become accustomed to; embrace in fact with aching limbs and tired skin, with eyes which wish to cry but will burn instead. 📸: pixabay #poetry #poems #poet #poemsofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #writer #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #book #bookrelease #amwriting #prose #kristianareed #myscreamingtwenties #betweenthetrees #thedeediaries #mentalhealth #selfcare #love #loss #hope #youareenough

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#2020MGYAGraduates : Day 16: The hardest part of writing WINTER, WHITE AND WICKED? 🥶 . This book is just so different from everything I've ever written. At each stage, there were challenges, but if I had to sum them all up, I'd say I worked hardest to balance pace and world building. 🌐 . So much of this story happens on the road, at a very fast clip, but, like every fantasy, the world is vastly important to the why of everything. It took a lot of trial and error to reach a sweet spot that seemed to serve this story best. . And now! How about some #WIPjoy ? 😁 As a reader or writer, where do you tend to stall out? . It's all about voice for me. Whether I'm the reader or the writer, if I can hear a story's voice and if it's compelling, I'm all in. When other things crowd that out, I find it hard to concentrate. If I'm focused on craft over substance, I know something's wrong. I rarely give up right away, but if voice doesn't show up quickly and in force, that story becomes very easy to walk away from. 📣 . How about you? What makes you walk away from a story? . #WinterWhiteWicked #yabookstagram #bookchallenge #bookstagrammer #bookcommunity #amwriting #amreading #outdoors #adventure #optoutside #summer #ocean #california #beach #beachlife #booksoutofdoors #booksoutside #summerreads #optoutside #yalovin #YALit #yabooks #booklover #bookdragon #igwriter #writersrock #shannondittemore

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Happy #MondayMotivation ! 🙂 “I was laying in bed one night and I thought ‘I’ll just quit...to hell with it.’ And another little voice inside me said ‘Don’t quit...save that tiny little ember of spark.’ And never give them that spark because as long as you have that spark, you can start the greatest fire again.” Charles Bukowski Christian Schloe Orignal Post Credit: Ravenous Butterflies FB #romanceauthorlife #romanceauthorsofinstagram #romanceauthor #amreading #reading #instabooks #bookstagram #books #booknerd #bookworm #booklovers #bookbloggers #bookchat #bookaddict #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #amwriting #romance #romancenovel #writersofig

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Have you ever travelled at night?⁣ In a train maybe...⁣ Or on a bike, car or maybe even a,⁣ Bus?⁣ If u did... What do you see?⁣ On long lost highways...⁣ A street light, of hope?⁣ In deserted cities...⁣ A mirage of a person?⁣ There's the coolest of breezes,⁣ Skimming past your ears.⁣ There's the silent chirping of birds,⁣ Unusual though, yet,⁣ Somewhere distinct. ⁣ And of course, if you are worthy,⁣ There's the stars!⁣ All hundreds and thousands of them,⁣ Spread on the black canvas,⁣ As if spilt glitter.⁣ ⁣ But why should you care about this?⁣ Cuz you were the street light, of?⁣ Love, I fear.⁣ Which I may pass and then maybe never ever see again!⁣ So I want to cling on to you,⁣ And not go...⁣ Just stay,⁣ But as the day arrives, U go off,⁣ And I? Must go!⁣ ⁣ And in deserted lives, around thousands we meet,⁣ You were the one person, ⁣ I want to come to, hoping,⁣ You, are not a mirage,⁣ But an oasis.⁣ ⁣ Your words were the soothing breezes,⁣ My ears die to be pierced by!⁣ And your silences...⁣ Just like chirping birds,⁣ I roam around just to catch hold of 'em.⁣ Searching where they come from,⁣ And ⁣ Where they lead!⁣ ⁣ And then if I am worthy,⁣ For you⁣ Then we get the stars,⁣ And not the faults...⁣ But maybe and just maybe,⁣ Maybe that's what we are actually longing for u know,⁣ The faults in our stars...⁣ Longing, to prove the faults wrong!⁣ ⁣ I wonder if I will be forgiven,⁣ For comparing you,⁣ To something as simple as a night!⁣ And as I pluck another petal off a flower,⁣ Seated on a bench,⁣ Alone, dreaming of being together...⁣ 'Do u love me? Love me not!'⁣ And the last petal falls with the latter⁣ And I think...⁣ Stars are too simple to be proven faulty,⁣ Let the flowers join them!⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ ⁣ #writing #poetry #writersofinstagram #writer #love #poetrycommunity #quotes #poem #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #poetsofinstagram #poet #poems #words #art #writers #writersofig #reading #life #wordporn #books #write #amwriting #lovequotes #author #instagram #writerslife #quoteoftheday #thoughts

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Brown eyes that avert mine, stealing glances because attention costs too much to pay. ————————————————— 𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝐼𝓈 𝒯𝓌𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓎 𝒮𝒾𝓍 ♍️ ♍️ ♓️

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#Repost @tanya_70m • • • • • 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 say "Smile is the best medicine and one should smile in every situation" OKAY ! Smile proves your strength, it shares positivity and blah blah. But what if you aren't really happy? So, You would be controlling emotions with high pressure & you'll crying whenever you're alone. It will be like : "𝑾𝒐 𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒋𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒂𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒊 𝒕𝒖 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒌𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒈𝒂 ; 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒓 𝒌𝒂𝒉𝒊 𝒏𝒂 𝒌𝒂𝒉𝒊; 𝑾𝒐 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒖, 𝒃𝒂𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒌 𝒃𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒃𝒆𝒉 𝒋𝒂𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆" It will really provide a negative impact on your brain and soul. One shouldn't control the emotions just to give a good image of themselves in the society ! You're human, you go through tough situations, And it is really okay to cry and to worry for things which matters to you. Your fears, your past, your lifestyle, everything is different. Just vent out in front of anyone, if you wish for it. Han ! If they're judging you for it, it's their point of interest. Let them do it but what matters to you ultimately? Your PEACE which will be obtained after releasing all the unrequired stress. So ! Keep Smiling??⚔️ Be YOURSELF & KEEP YOUR INNER SOUL CALM In whichever way you like ! I KNOW I'LL BE GETTING THE LEAST LIKES & SHARES FOR IT & IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. . . . #amwriting #lovewriting #poems #poemsporn #poet #poetry #quotes #word #wordporn #words #write #humanity #writers #writersblock #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writing #sarcasm #writingparty #writings #yourquote #yourquoteindia #shabdanchal #tanyaanchal1 #love #smile #hindiquotes #lovequotes #shabdanchalgujrat

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Happy Monday everyone, hope you're having a great start to your week! 🌸❤️🌷 Which perspective do you like to read? 1st person? or 3rd person? Are there certain genres you prefer to read them in? • • • For me when I read romance I prefer it in first, but a fantasy novel I like in third. What about you? Drop a comment below 😊🥰💗😎 #firstperson #thirdperson #amwriting #pmwriting #bookstagram #bookshelves #questionsandanswers #booknerds #booknerdigans #bookstagram #indieauthors #indieauthor #indiewriter #writingwisdom #booklover #bookworm #bookish #bookishlove #bookobsessed #bookaholic #books 📚 #bookaddict

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WELL THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY...And there is no time like now to join me Sunday, September 29th for my first ever Caffeinate & Create! I’m calling all creative writers to come together to support, write and build a positive community. This meet up will be an introductory one as we will get to know each other, share the project(s) we’re working on and set some writing goals for the rest of 2019! If you’re ready to write or simply seeking a creative, like minded community join me on the last Sunday of this month for an informal meet up! Save the date and share with a friend! Can’t wait to see you there! . . . . #heyoptimist #helloseptember #caffeinateandcreate #writers #creativewriting #meetup #writersmeetup #coffeehousewriters #amwriting #writingcommunity #supportlocalwriters #wewrite #localcreatives

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My website’s live. www.zspublishing.com for things I’ve written, recorded and photographed

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What does your morning routine look like? - Happy Monday- A new week, a new start. - I went for a run this morning, made breakfast, showered, and now I’m going to read and do homework before class. - I also got a new blog post up today listing some of the classics I want to read! Be sure to check it out :)

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hey there my loves, i’ve just got back from college like five minutes ago and i’m unpacking my bag and admiring the mindmaps i made in my study periods today and of course, watching the queen of study herself @unjadedjade , what are some of your favourite studytubers? and i hope y’all had a lovely day 🥰💘💘

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Join FunDead Publications and the Salem Literary Festival for an evening celebration of Gothic literature, local writers, dark music and drinks. Grab a cocktail from the bar and sit in on a discussion of Gothic Fiction and the importance of featuring marginalized characters in literature. Presented by Laurie Moran and Amber Newberry of FunDead Publications, followed by select readings from their newest anthology, Exquisite Aberrations by Nancy Brewka-Clark and E.F. Sweetman. Immediately following the live readings, DJ Zombi will take over, giving attendees a dark ambiance to continue discussions on Gothic fiction and diversity in literature. This soiree will serve as the book launch celebration for Exquisite Aberrations, copies of the book will be available for purchase via FunDead Publications, and several writers will be present to sign them. $1 from every book sold will be donated to the ACLU. Door fee: $15, free for attendees of the Salem Lit Fest who have participated in the daytime events. Our event will follow a talk by Salem Literary Festival Saturday Keynote Speaker: Hank Phillipi Ryan at 7pm. . . . . . . . #salem #salemma #salemmass #salemmassachusetts #fundeadpublications #fundeadpublicationssalem #salemlitfest #salemlitfest2019 #salemliteraryfestival #literaryfestival #gothic #gothicfiction #gothicliterature #indiebooks #indiepublishing #gothichorror #amreading #amwriting #writersofig #salemnightlife #hotelsalem #creativenorthshore #creativecollective

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The PNW is beautiful, but also boasts a history of murder, abductions and cryptid experiences. Have you experienced its dark side? Next time you hike through the Olympics, or take an Underground Tour...be wary of what might be lurking behind you...or what may follow you home! #comics #comicartist #comicbooks #ghosthunters #ghoststories #paranormalactivity #paranormal #amwritinghorror #amwriting #horrorcomics #horror #selfpublish #talesofterror #scarystories #haunting #haunted #hauntedplaces #ghostadventures @realzakbagans @templesmith @aarongoodwin

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Heute möchte ich euch neben dem ersten Zitat auch ein paar Fakten zu "Knock Out Love" nennen☺️: * Genre: New Adult Protagonisten: Kate und Ian Erscheinungstermin: 07.10.2019 (als EBook, Taschenbuch folgt) Themen: Natürlich geht es um Liebe (ohne geht bei mir nicht🤪), ums Kickboxen, Gewalterfahrungen und darum, was passiert, wenn dich die Vergangenheit nicht loslässt oder wieder einholt. Interessiert?😁 Nächste Woche zeige ich euch dann Cover und Klappentext 😍 #knockoutlove #zitat #schnipsel #autorenleben #amwritingromance #buchzitat #autorenalltag #autorin #amwriting #autorenaufinstagram #romance #liebesgeschichte #newadultromance #newadult #zitate

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Anyone else super Type A and impatient? 🙋🏾‍♀️ I'm taking all my manuscripts (told you I've always written stories) and loading them into manuscript programs so when I'm ready to publish, I don't have a ton of work to do. Oh, but wait. I need them to be edited. Did I get ahead of myself? Nah. I could totally have a perfect, mistake-free manuscript. Ha! But seriously, I have lots of content to provide anyone who would love to read what I write! . . . #writersofinstagram #amediting #amwriting #typeA #author #publish #fiction #neededitor

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The #realwriterlife #writingchallenge for today asks if I’m wearing pants. And I am! I’ve got a nice pair of #bluejeans on, but I didn’t get them in this shot because I’m here with some #mondaymotivation for all you #writers out there. Because, 1) I finally, FINALLY got my #macbookpro back! 🎉🎉🎉 and 2) I got it back ALMOST A WEEK AGO and I’m JUST NOW taking some time to write. (And I’ll be #betareading for @virginiacouperus and @jodimay15 ). Real life gets in the way sometimes, but #writerlife is taking over today, my friends. How are YOU getting after it today? #amwriting #finally #coffeecoffeecoffee #writewritewrite #writesomemore #currentwip #firstdraft

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Keep blooming 🌸 78/100

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It’s MeOWwww Monday‼️ 📖 My Book is off to editing and I’ve opened up my Arc Application😱. Let the #countdown begin🕚 Next stop🔜 World Domination.. #cat not included... ‘cause, well, they already own everything 😹

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The best view I had of Istanbul was on the roof of the shitty hostel I stayed in for the last little while. ⠀ I never did draw this skyline, but I’ll be back over there soon enough—I’m sure. ⠀ Found myself much more productive with my art than with my writing while I was in Turkey. I’m not sure why, but it’s nice to have a sketchbook full of souvenir doodles from a trip. Much nicer than postcards and t-shirts, at least. ⠀ 🇹🇷✈️🌇🎨 ⠀ #writersofinstagram #writersofig #amwriting #writingcommunity #authorlife #novelist #novel #bookstagram #bibliophile #writing #amreading #writerslife #creativewriting #indieauthor #amediting #nanowrimo #bookworm #poetry #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #writingblog #novelwriting #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #istanbul #turkey #turkey 🇹🇷

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It’s a foggy Monday morning here in NC, and I’m thinking about friendships. Who is that person who helps you see beyond your mess and toward your potential? Today, let them know you’re grateful for them! It might just make their foggy Monday a little brighter 😊 P.S. We’re in the middle of book production over here, racing to get Just One Thing—and the scene this quote is from—to you this fall. #JustOneThingYA

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