That makes two of us, Mom.
~ On Writing ~ Stephen King ~
"Matthew-Matthew- what is the matter? Matthew, are you sick?"
They were both too late; before they could reach him Matthew had fallen across the threshold.
Anne looked at the still face and there beheld the seal of the Great Presence.
~Anne of Green Gables~ Lucy Maud Montgomery ~
Yes, I'm reading On Writing by Stephen King.
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.
Looks great, esp when E.B. White is in it, as you know i was reading his books... again lol
2nd forward... Stephen King said the word DIVINE! Wow! I couldn't wait to get on with this surprising book :) I begin chapter one... Poor Steve gets hurt when he was 2... how on earth did he remember this?? I felt sorry for him. I keep on. Beer drinking husband... hmmm ... feelers are twitching... Eula-Beulah... uh-oh!! Trouble here... what a horrible babysitter! I keep on. Death... splattering.. green... oh my.. what have i gotten myself into... next part finishes me off.. poison ivy... in unmentionable parts... that was it! The language.. The horrible descriptions... I was not impressed at all.
So, what do I do?... I post to my wonderful Writing Warriors always welcoming new members, btw ;)
I find out I'm not alone, and it's all right to skip to the next chapter - Toolbox.
What did i think?... I LOVED IT! A couple harsh words, but it was all writing helps... and such help it was! He's a wonder, that's for sure. I wrote down all i could in my writing journal which i'm still keep, thankfully :)
I'll write some of his helps in another post once I gather up some more.
I finished Toolbox the other night, but haven't started the next chapter. I need a fix... a Lucy Maud Montgomery fix.. and this reading can still go in with my writing works, as I am learning beginnings, characters, paragraphing, etc. ;) and now I'll relearn with LMM :) for calmness, peace, and kind words. Plus as an added bonus, it's my @1935 edition :) never read this one yet !
I don't have my camera here so googled for a pic of my book and found it right here.. Library and Archives of Canada It has a great write up on the book. Lots more books there to search for also.
I want to end with my Positive and Thankfulness... it's a good idea to do this every day. Say one thing positive about yourself and one thing that you are Thankful for. It's very hard to say a positive thing about yourself...but you'll feel better... I promise :)
I'm an awesome reader. I can't imagine not reading a delicious, friendly book. I am proud to have many books around my Ingleside.
I am thankful for the snow...most hate it and despise it, but I'm thankful I live on PEI where there are winters and beautiful snow.
Go grab a hot chocolate then a nice book. One that your working on reading, or one that you have been trying to read and no time. 15 minutes... that's all you need... sit and relax...
Don't forget your fluffy blanket to cozy up in!
Yeah, I hate getting my picture taken lol
Now it's your turn. Can YOU say something positive hsrd about yourself and something you are thankful easy for? I'd love to hear them :)