Reality TV

Why is there so many reality tv shows? I’m not complaining. Much. Because there are a couple I actually like.

  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Let’s Talk About Pep
  • Forensic Files
  • Cake Boss
  • Top Chef
  • Operation Repo

Okay. So maybe I like more than a couple.

Some are train wrecks. I won’t name them but if you’ve watched them you know what they are. And of course it got me thinking about people, relationships which led me of course to characters. As writers, we try to make our characters dynamic, relatable, realistic, human, flawed. And reality tv makes for some great character studies.

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What I’m Tweeting About

  • 18:35 So far only my WL goals have been completed. Working on getting my WGs done. #ACGoals #
  • 19:08 Got good news about school today. Looks like I may be starting as expected. Hopefully. #
  • 22:43 @briaquinlan – I am working on getting my WGs done. Have 5 pages to edit and 2 pages to write still. #
  • 11:20 RT @rhondastapleton: 41 days until Flirting With Disaster comes out! YAY!! bit.ly/7cwkMT #
  • 11:51 RT @RevRunWisdom: Integrity is what we do… what we say… and how we treat ppl.. EVEN when were under pressure! #
  • 13:49 If anyone is writing and wants to go into Chatzy to write or challenge let me know. I’m around most of the day. #ACGoals #
  • 13:58 Earworms bother women and musicians most. bit.ly/tPjG5. Current earworm – Nice & Slow by @usherraymondiv – bit.ly/5byghn #
  • 13:59 RT @CandaceHavens: RT @OCCRWA: Blog Post: February Online Class: Fast Draft and Revision Hell with Candace Havens: bit.ly/80rOXJ #
  • 14:00 It probably doesn’t help that I’m listening to my Usher station on Pandora #
  • 14:21 @rhondastapleton – That must be your earworm for the day. Mine is Nice and Slow by Usher. #

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What I’m Tweeting About

  • 16:36 @briaquinlan – Yes. Goals are up. No haven’t used a Shuffle. #ACGoals #
  • 17:11 I have 7 more pages to edit if I’m going to make my WG for the day. #
  • 18:32 @KimberlyFarris – Yeah. I just have to focus. It’ll get done before I go to bed tonight. #
  • 20:53 I have 3 more pages to go to meet WG. Would have made it but got roped into watching the "Hannah Montana Movie" #
  • 23:10 Ended up doing 4 more pages instead of 3. So WG met for the day. #

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A Few Quotes

You’ve probably noticed that I like quotes.

Here are a few writing related quotes I’ve stumbled across lately.

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The main rule of writing is that, if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.)” ~ Neil Gaiman

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  ~ Toni Morrison

“Believe in yourself and in your own voice, because there will be times in this business when you will be the only one who does. Take heart from the knowledge that an author with a strong voice will often have trouble at the start of his or her career because strong, distinctive voices sometimes make editors nervous. But in the end, only the strong survive.”
~ Jayne Ann Krentz

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

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say”.  ~ Anaïs Nin

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