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:
- Basic Plots: Quest | Story Empire
- Street Teams | Romance University
- Happy 4th of July | Story Empire
- Five for Friday: Songs that Inspire Creativity | Story Empire
Posts by others in the industry:
- E-Commerce Blogging | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Editing vs. Revising | Fiction University
- Book Promo Checklist | BookBaby
- Legal Tips for Writers | Nicholas C. Rossis
- The Case for Short Novels | Publishers Weekly
- Storyworld Maps | Nicholas C. Rossis
- The Sample Chapter | Authors Den
- Updating Feature Images on Social Media | Story Reading Ape
- Box Sets as Marketing Tools | Kobo Writing Life
- Promoting Your Backlist | Fiction University
- 10 Key Scenes to Frame Up Your Novel | Live Write Thrive
- Creating a Magic System in Your Fiction | Well-Storied
- Common New Author Mistakes in Publishing | Authors Publish
- A Quick Guide to Writing and Publishing a Novel | The Write Practice
- Organizing Your Workspace | Live Write Thrive
- 6 Unsusal Forensic Techniques | The Kill Zone
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