It's that time for weekend. A time to catch up on whatevers. It is also a time to be lost in thought, laugh, maybe even kick back and read a book or watch a program.
The weekend is usually the time when I notice weird things, like quotes. Quotes can be found literally anywhere. Some aren't worthy of our eyes. Some are intriguing, they stir us to deeper thinking or take us to a happy place.
I recently saw/heard these quotes in my world. They all touched a chord for me:
"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." Frederick B. Wilcox
"If there's any one enemy to creativity, it's self-consciousness." Andre Dubus III
"Your work cannot be good all the time, but it must be good when it's time." Celine Dion
"Get close to the audience." Celine Dion
"The ones who change the world are the ones who can't wait to get out in it." United Airlines
"The way you collaborate with people can make all the difference in the world." Adam Lavine
On a show, a coach said after two competing individuals left the mentor room: "It seems they had digressed." Seeing the before and after, the two competitors clearly had not risen to the tutelage they received from the coach. I hope no one ever feels led to say that about me.
I was immediately stirred to a thought after hearing that coach's words and applied it to my own life. In our stories, we have a great opportunity to create quotables. These short phrases and sentences are what draw readers to our work.
Now for Alley Cat news. The Alley Cats have burst onto the bookshelves both digitally and paperback with new works. Stories that touch the heart.
Here is the Alley's latest release. Pepper Basham's April 6 novel: Just the Way You Are:
And recent published books by other Alley Cats:
Click here for When Fall Fades
|Click here for From Winter's Ashes|
by Amy Leigh Simpson
Click here for My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate
Click here for The Outlaw's Second Chance
by Angie Dicken
Click here for Shadowed by Grace
Click here for Beyond Justice
by Cara Putman
Click here for Sandwich With a Side of Romance
Click here for A Sandwich Romance Novella Collection
by Krista Phillips
Click here for With No Reservations
by Laurie Tomlinson
Click here for Andiamo! Let's Go to Italy
by Mary Vee
We Alley Cats long to walk with you on your writing journey. Scroll down to past posts for some tips and craft information.
Hey, let's chat. I have two questions for you today:
1. What is the last book you downloaded, bought, was given. OR What book are you currently reading. OR What book do you so wish you could get your hands on a copy?
2. Share a favorite quote. Stir our hearts. It can be from any source (well, there are a few sources we probably shouldn't quote.)