Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Well, Independence Day (for the US) has come and gone. It got me thinking a lot about the freedoms so many of us take for granted, which ultimately led me to this quote.

I try very hard not to ignore or abuse such a poignant gift as freedom. I’m sure I could do better at times, but when I think of all the sacrifices made over the years, how can I not be in awe? How can I not be moved?

With the impact of battles hard won and losses too important to be forgotten, my petty hardships mean precious little. And my victories seem equally trivial.

So, this week, instead of my typical week-in-review post, I’ll leave you with the words of Oscar Wilde and the sentiment I think we all can relate to:

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

And now, this week’s writing links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:

Don’t forget to follow Story Empire and Romance University.


Posts by others in the industry:

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37 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

    • I’m trying to gain followers there, too. I’m on the fence about recommendations. Some people think they’re the key to expanding reach. Other people say they’re too pushy and turn readers off. I want more information before I make a decision. But either way, I’d like to increase my followers there.

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  1. Staci, serious reflections and I feel the same – yet weren’t this battles for us to have the chance to live normally in freedom, enjoying the trivial, worrying about the minutiae of life? I saw Darkest Hour last night and was in total awe of the film, acting, cinematography…incredible moments in history when one man rallied when so many had clearly given up. I love the Oscar Wilde quote – one I’ll note down and save for future reference. Happy weekend! Xx

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    • I love your take Darkest Hour. I haven’t seen it. I’ve been shying away from heartwrenching stories lately, looking for lighter, happier moments. I think I’m a summer comedy/fall drama kind of girl.

      Happy weekend!

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