- Blogging Note: At last night’s Agile Writer’s meeting, I was asked to talk about these 7-Bullet Friday posts. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that this is relatively new for me. Some weeks have been easy and some have been a struggle, I don’t always have an activity of note or have a writing update. But, I’ve found that this type of “bullet” posting is working for me and I’m posting at least once a week. So, if this idea connects with you, I invite you to steal this from me. If fact, apart from the graphic I created, this is not an original idea. So, feel free to mirror this or make it your own by choosing a different number of bullets or a different day and of course the topics that interest you.
- The music I’m loving this week: I stream an independent radio station based in Charlottesville, Virginia – WNRN. They spotlight local and Indie talent and today they had a live studio session featuring Wes Swing. I bought his album “Through a Fogged Glass” a couple years ago and he’s just released a new album called “And the Heart.” What I enjoy most about his music is the cello. Here’s a link to his website and a blurb from his About page from 2013: “Wes Swing is a cellist, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Virginia. His music is best characterized as alt-cello-folk and has been described as Radiohead mixed with classical and “a rich and lilting soundscape”. In live performance, Wes loops his cello and violin, combining layered strings and lyrics imbued with poetry. His musical journey began as a four-year-old violinist, developing an early appreciation for classical music, and finding his true musical love in the cello while at university.”
- My favorite dream interpretation this week:
1. Escape from the mundane exigencies of the lower world.
3. The search for higher consciousness. Travel into the higher realms.
Astrological parallels: Sagittarius or Aquarius.
Tarot parallel:The World.
- My favorite Abraham quote this week:
“For every pleasing thing, there is an unpleasing counterpart, for within every particle of the Universe is that which is wanted as well as the lack of that which is wanted. When you focus upon an unwanted aspect of something in an effort to push it away from you, it only comes closer, because you get what you give your attention to whether it is something that you want or not. It is up to you to focus upon and attract what is wanted.” —Abraham
To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
- My favorite writing prompt this week:
“These days, daydreamer is a real profession. And it pays well.”
- My favorite writing quote this week:
“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” –Neil Gaiman
- My Favorite from the inter-webs: At some point during the world-building for my Dragon World series of epic fantasy novels, I became obsessed with how my characters would banter and insult each other. In that quest, I found this lovely web-page: The Renaissance Faire Forget-Me-Knot. It’s a little out of date now, but because the information is based on Elizabethan times, the fact that it’s been sitting idle for a few years isn’t relevant. What most appealed to me is The Elizabethan Insult and Curses of an Elizabethan Nature page (linked below). There are random insult generators out there, but with this chart you can cherry-pick what works best for you. There are some other good tidbits about oaths, and how folks of that era addressed each other. Overall, it’s fun stuff and I visit when I need a laugh.
Check it out at: http://www.museangel.net/insult.html