I have books about writing but I haven’t used them much recently.
I have been more interested in reading, escaping to different worlds or being inspired by people trying to save our beautiful planet from doom.
My writing desk is crowned by writing references. Occasionally I will leaf through one if I’m looking for direction or ideas on what to write about – not that I lack any prompts from my busy little mind.
My two favourite writing references are:
They were published by Ottawa area writers and editors. They are also my friends 🙂 Unfortunately, I loaned these books to a writing acquaintance over a year ago and still haven’t got them back. It’s time to put aside the passive voice and use those strong action words.
Have you ever had problems with getting something returned from a friend? How did you handle it?
One of my projects is to sort through my personal library, to prioritize which books to keep and which ones to donate. It’s not going very well.
I chuckled with distraction when my propensity to categorize got the best of me. I daydreamed about a time when I could work in a library or one of those rare creatures called a Book Shop. I smiled while reminiscing about a successful comic book presentation we prepared for my writing group last year.
During my intermittent sorting tasks, I made feeble attempts at book spine poetry.
As I continue to downsize my living space, it’s becoming difficult to prioritize which books deserve a spot in my two bulging book cases. It feels like a Sophie’s Choice dilemma deciding which ones to send to the donations box. One consolation is that each one could become a good reference, a source of entertainment or inspiration for someone else out there.
You can continue reading about Distractions and dilemmas on my Deep Blonde Thoughts blog. Otherwise, here’s a picture of a cat.
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