Quotations From Ray Bradbury

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“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

 

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

 

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

 

“You fail only if you stop writing.”

 

Let’s Do A Shameless Self-Promotion Saturday!

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Shout Out!

I found this idea for a Shameless Self-Promotion Saturday on Twitter, and I think it is an excellent one. So, today, shout out your book to the world! Give information about the book and where it can be found. Then be sure to reblog and share on other social media so as many people as possible can read out about it.

Remember, writers–we need to be our best promoters and publicists!

Here is information about my new book Get The Draft Done! Helping Writers Finish Their First Draft:

Many writers suffer from the inability to finish a first draft for a variety of reasons, and this problem can prevent them from finishing the crucial initial draft of a book.Through a series of practical suggestions and exercises, this book will help writers get the draft done!

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Now tell us about your book!

Quotations from F. D. R.

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The following quotations are from Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

 

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“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

 

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

 

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”

 

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

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Here is a wonderful post from the extraordinary teacher, Jennie! For those of you teaching young children at home, not to mention, older kids, this is valuable educational resource!

A Teacher's Reflections

It happened quickly.  Schools closed for two weeks.  Teachers went in on Friday to do a deep cleaning, from surfaces to toys, even markers and the cover of every book.  Over the weekend the closings of public places skyrocketed.  On Monday schools were mandated to close for three weeks.

As a teacher, I need to reach out to children and teach.  But how?  There is little for them to do outside of home.  And then it struck me.

I can read to them online!

Surely there was a way to do that.  I had read aloud the book The Poet’s Dog on my blog.  Maybe YouTube would work for the children?  I watched a tutorial on how to set this up.  On one hand my heart was pounding with excitement, and on the other hand I was filled with terror.  This non-techy person was on the end of the 10…

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Words Worth Repeating

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Here is a wonderful and important post from Kim at By Hook Or By Book!

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Thank you to all the Helpers out there who are on the frontlines!

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Speaking of helping, one surefire way to alleviate stress and anxiety is to extend a helping hand to others. Whether it’s donating money or blood, or assisting elderly or other at risk neighbors, there’s a lot we can do to help people who are the most vulnerable. Michigan Health has a wonderful list that includes helpful suggestions and links to various places, as well as tips for self-care. The most important thing to remember is that while we may be forced into social distancing, we’re all in this together. 

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/feeling-helpless-about-coronavirus-10-things-you-can-do

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Keep Writing, and Believe In Yourself!

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To all the writers out there–this is a time of great stress and difficulty for almost the entire world. Please remember to breathe, to find some time to rest and relax, and then to keep writing.

Remember, you are a writer. Be proud of it, and keep working on your WIP.

Believe in yourself and the importance of your writing!

 

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Hope on the Horizon: Pandemic Anxiety Management II~

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Here is another wonderful post from Cindy Knoke!

I think this koala is sending a message to you and I about anxiety!

In the midst of darkness,

there is light.

Check out: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8115879/COVID-19-Australian-researchers-CURE-coronavirus.html

Good people are working,

to help.

Countering,

pandemic anxiety,

with realistic hope,

is powerful medicine.

Hope floats,

and flies.

Let’s move on with building our toolbox to manage pandemic anxiety.

ANXIETY TOOLBOX:

Self Talk Reframing (Cognitive Therapy)

Guided Imagination/Visualization

Exposure Management

Progressive Relaxation

Distraction in Action

Self Soothing

Spiritual Meditation/Prayer

Exercise, Diet & Good Health Practices

We covered the first three in the last post. So let’s move on to the next three.

I would love for you to add tools of your own that are, or have, worked for you. With your help we could build a truly awesome anxiety busting toolbox so people can pick and choose what is comfortable for them. If you have some tools that work let me know. It…

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