Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quote of the Month ~ January 2015

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Heidi Peterson is a lover of wide-spreading land, summer dust, white pounding waterfalls, and mountain tops; also of good dark coffee and rich stories. Most of all she's a lover of the One who is the Word, the Word made flesh. You can visit her additional blog (where she shares more about books, movies, and further marvels of life) at: Along the Brandywine.

Visit and contact at: Sharing the Journey // Along the Brandywine // ladyofanorien(at)gmail(dot)com

8 comments:

  1. Ooh! Monthly quotes! I'm excited about this! :)

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    1. Natalie,
      So glad you’re excited!!

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  2. I love writing quotes!

    I think I disagree with this one a little -- I think writing the book you want to write makes you into the person you need to be. For me, anyway, it happens during the writing, not before I can write it. I think.

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    1. Hamlette,
      Oh, good! And yes (it might be that I'm becoming more aware of it), but of late—for myself personally—I feel I've been (and am constantly continuing to be) shaped by certain defining circumstances I’ve gone through in time and space: things seen, experienced and read…relationships…personal weaknesses I’ve needed (and need) to confront in order to get my hands round the idea in my head…in seeing a hugeness and minuteness of the world.

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    2. I think every writer works through particular issues and situations they've faced in real life, whether they're consciously addressing those or not. I just realized that a huge theme in not just Fickle Creek but quite a few other things I've written as well is that young people can contribute things worth paying attention to, whether it's to a conversation or a gunfight, lol. And as a teen, I was very frustrated by adults who dismissed my efforts to contribute to a discussion, especially when they were discussing something I knew a LOT about, like movies or books, and that I had real input to share with them. And yet, I didn't realize I'd been writing about that until just this week, when I was figuring out the central themes to my novel and discussing A Beekeeper's Apprentice with someone on my blog!

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    3. Hamlette,
      That's so exciting! Isn't such a realization amazing?? And I agree, writing definitely helps work through various life issues and situations---even if it's just in gaining perspective.

      (This is a different example), but there's a western where the heroine is telling the hero about the love she's found for him---found after going through tremendous uncertainties, agonies and hardships. She says they prepared her for that love---for a love she would else never have been big enough for. I think the Diaz quote is getting at something very similar.

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  3. Heidi, I love this blog!! The header picture is breathtaking! :)

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    1. Sarah,
      Oh, I'm so very glad!!! :) And thank you! ;)

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