Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January IWSG - Creativity

Click here to find out more and to see a list of other IWSG blogs.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

I'm feeling pretty good this month. Kinda. Just a little pressure, but I've marked some things off my to-do list. A FB picture by an author friend gave me an idea on how to proceed. So, I'm just sharing a few quotes by famous authors. I figure they understand.




Have you ever wondered what a famous author, from many years ago, might write about--today, on a blog?

51 comments:

  1. I can so relate to the second one...

    ReplyDelete
  2. This post makes me want to read more Emily Dickenson. Writers craft worlds so that others can visit them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Does make you wonder what their take would be.

      Delete
  3. Heck, I'd just like to see what they would do on FB and Twitter. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those sharp witted folks could be dangerous.

      Delete
  4. Dostoyevski would probably write about the psychological profiles of modern freaks and psychos :) He was the master expert in that

    ReplyDelete
  5. Shaw had it right. If you really desire it you will make it happen.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Shaw had it right about a lot of things. Some of my favorite quotes come from him.

      Delete
  6. You left us with a great question. I must go ponder now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good question. I hope they would not be to busy participating in endless sports debates to have time to write. Not that I know anything about that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of course, Slamdunk. You wouldn't know anything about endless sports debates. ;)

      Delete
  8. I am a judicious imitator indeed. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? I like to think I'm inspired by others.

      Delete
  9. I love Voltaire. No doubt he'd be working on a modern version of Candide, and slicing politicians into little tiny pieces on a hugely popular blog.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Imagining things into reality. Sounds like fun.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sure would be interesting to see what they would write on a blog, and yep, imagination sure goes a long way

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Considering the social commentary they made in their owns days, I think it'd be fun.

      Delete
  12. The first quote is the story of my life! If only my imagination weren't like an overflowing sink. There's so much there it's hard to hold it in!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah. That can be a good thing or a bad thing. But I guess it's better to have too much than not enough.

      Delete
  13. Hah, the idea of a classic writer doing blogs strikes me as odd. It's such a modern thing, a fleeting thing, yanno. But interesting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess what appeals to me is their awesome snark. The idea that the pen is mightier than the sword is rather a profound one.

      Dang. That just made me think of "White House Down".

      Delete
  14. I'm pretty sure Charles Dickens would win the internet. Although Proust might give him a run for his money. They didn't have much trouble writing to excess in the old days. And the Russians...

    mood
    Moody Writing

    ReplyDelete
  15. I feel like it would be a clever marketing opportunity to create a Twitter account and post as a 21st century Emily Dickenson.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should do it! Hmmm...I wonder if someone already has.

      Delete
  16. It'd be interesting to see what some of the writers we revere would say on a blog. I wonder if most of them would even have careers in these modern times. Maybe they'd be slogging around like the rest of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably not if we just pulled them out of their time and planted them here. But I like to think they would have been at their snarky best if they had been raised here.

      Delete
  17. Glad you're feeling pretty good--keep it rolling!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love GB Shaw's sayings... the man was a Quote Machine :)

    Would love to know what Shakespeare doth consider re. Facebook... methinks he would run screaming :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yet he seemed to be abreast of what the people liked, didn't he? He might do better than you think.

      Delete
  19. Emily D. is my fave poet. I would have loved to see her blogging today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wonder if she would have waxed poetic on her blog.

      Delete
  20. Charles Dickens would probably create a random name generator.

    ReplyDelete
  21. How cool would that be to see what famous authors from the past would blog about!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly. I think many of them had their fingers on the pulse of their day.

      Delete
  22. Just imagine if the writers of years past had access to social media. What I would give to see what Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, etc... would post on their Twitter pages!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What an interesting idea. What would my favorite classical authors tweet and blog about? I would love to read their nuggets of wisdom and excerpts online.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here. It would be a sit in your chair and grab the popcorn moment, methinks.

      Delete
  24. Hilarious!

    I'm glad your friends photo inspired you.

    Good luck with the pressure.

    Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com )

    ReplyDelete

Comments brighten my day.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...