Feeding the Holy, crafting a spirit

Words of encouragement shared by Author Phyllis Edgerly Ring. ““Weaving, writing and painting our stories into the things we create is a way of feeding the Holy in Nature, which has kept us fed and alive,” says Toko-pa.” And so much more to help us through our writing journeys.

Leaf of the Tree

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So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating.

“Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem,” said Rollo May.

Kurt Vonnegut said, “The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”

“People don’t talk about the soul very much anymore,” Anna Quindlen has noted. “It’s so much easier to write a résumé than to craft a spirit.”

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“Weaving, writing and painting our stories into the things we create is a way of feeding the Holy in Nature, which has kept us fed and alive,” says Toko-pa. “And as we put all of our lostness and longing into the beauty we make, we do so knowing that we…

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You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

I am happy to re-post a blog that is doing something for the good of humanity. It is my hope that you will get behind Ian D. Moore’s venture to publish You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support. The e-book is available for pre-order now on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk -the links for the respective sites are available in Ian’s blog. The paper book version will be available soon after the release of the e-book.

To help grow support for this worthwhile project, please help get the word out to the masses by reblogging Ian’s blog, tweeting, posting on your FB page and word of mouth. I can tell you that I will be first in line for a paper book copy for myself, as well as extra copies to give as gifts. Please do what you can do to support this cause.

The Quill Pen Writes

After much international formatting and file assembly spread over two different time zones and several thousand miles, we have managed to get You’re Not Alone available for pre-order on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk the links for the respective sites are below.

Amazon.co.uk

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432472635&sr=8-10&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone

Amazon.com

Please help us to raise as much as we possibly can through the sale of this anthology to help those who need the support of the Macmillan Cancer Nurses. The Anthology will be available in paperback version shortly after the full release of the ebook which is scheduled for 11th July 2015. I would ask that if you’re able to, please reblog this post, tell your friends, utilise your facebook contacts and let’s see how far around the world we can gather support.

The anthology has already proved that the theme of relationships is woven into its very fabric, given that authors have contributed short stories…

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