Staying in is the new going out🤩😎 Recreating a little bit of New Delhi winter scene at home on a spring day in NYC...with homemade food, friends, and fun❤️ Kebabs, biryani, murg makhani, salad, halwa, and some crisp French #rosewine
. Much like #neworleans
, New Delhi is famous for its food, music, sweltering summers, and hospitality❤️ ✨#foodandwine #newyork_ig
"They need to know how to layer". I S̶o̶m̶e̶t̶i̶m̶e̶s̶ 'often' wonder if I can write well enough... a thought that takes me down a rabbit hole where I realise that it's not my writing that I need to improve... it's my THINKING! 🤔 So then I begin to ask myself, can I THINK well enough to write a book? 🤔 I can string a sentence together, I know that. BUT am I sophisticated enough in my thinking to keep a reader engaged? Am I creative enough to produce interesting narratives, to imagine a plot that takes a fictional set of characters on a journey... are my dialogues believable? Will anybody want to read it? Will anyone care? 🎉 My self doubt is large. It often feels like I'm takling a wild beast and trying to tame it with my bare hands, unsupported and without encouragement. Over the years the beast has always won. I pushed ideas to the side. Stopped writing half way through. Couldn't think my way out of a block. 😣 Feeling unsupported (without a tribe) comes naturally to me, so of course I've made it my main theme. Somehow trying to channel those feelings into something... Trying to take on the vast emotions of lonliness and alienation and MAKE THEM MEANINGFUL. Attempting, in my unsophisticated way, to tackle and wrestle with them in a battle of words and ideas, to exorcise them from my actual life, perhaps? To remove them from everyones lives! (What a grandiose idea!) But the notion is there in the back of my mind... Somehow, if I can capture it well enough, if I can portray it, expose it, lay it bare well enough and believably enough, it will lose its power. ❤ And so I keep working, typing words, exploring ideas, getting stuck... not knowing what to make these characters say or do, all the while hoping that underneath it all... somehow... it will all come together in a masterpiece that makes sense and has meaning to someone. Not easy though! For sure it's not easy! 🤔
Day 24: Favorite Purple Prose Quote
I found one from Twilight:
“His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded into the surface. He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare. His glistening, pale lavender lids were shut, though of course he didn’t sleep. A perfect statue, carved in some unknown stone, smooth like marble, glittering like crystal.” (Twilight, pg. 260)
Do you think he was sparkly and glittery?😂 Sometimes I love purple prose and sometimes I could gag on the sugary, syrupy sweetness of the flowery words like honeysuckle itself oozed in the spaces between them.
(See what I did there😁😏)
And look at the purple edges of those pages💕😍 it’s from this month’s #owlcrate
-and it was a book I really wanted to buy. I won’t tell you what it is in case you haven’t gotten yours yet🤫
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Who are your #dreamdefenders
When you have a dream.
When you have a challenge.
When you have a setback.
When you have a BIG win.
When you have a BIGGER loss.
When you’re tempted to take eyes off Jesus.
When you’re tempted to believe that voice that says quit at anything in this life. Or fall short. Or give up. Or you do not measure up... Surround yourself with God’s people who will say these words over and over again: YOU CAN DO IT.
Not maybe. Not sorta. Not “one day” or “if...”, but the real folks who love you and will walk alongside when stuff is going down and you need a dose of awesome, sisterly, staying power. Text those people. Call those folks. Buy a coffee + talk + thank + bless back + listen + pray + care + walk alongside them, because they’re going to be the ones who build you up and love you right where you are. (And they have infinite value in this life!) .
Here’s looking at you, sisters of my heart: #youknowwhoyouare
... I owe you big. ❤️
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Am 28.03.2018 ist es soweit.
Ich hoffe, ihr mögt das Banner.
Und das Buch.
Die letzte Hürde ist der Klappentext. Mir graut.
Der zweite Band der großen Fantasy-Saga!
Nachdem immer mehr der legendären Götterschwerter auftauchen, zweifelt niemand mehr daran, dass sich die Zeiten wenden.
Überall im Land wird ihr Erscheinen von dramatischen Ereignissen und erwachenden Legenden begleitet, die Xeroan, Lyri und ihre Freunde in größte Gefahr bringen.
Davon unberührt schmieden am Kaiserhof in Athon die Intriganten eilends Allianzen, um sich Macht und Privilegien zu bewahren. Um seine dunklen Pläne zu vollenden, nimmt Prinz Simur auf Rat seines mysteriösen Beraters die Siegelkette des Neuen Reichs an sich. Doch die in ihr gebundenen Zauber sind nur mit Blut zu brechen.
This soul has been searching for answers..... like from million, billion, trillion years ago. But apart from novels and broadcasted dramas, didn't get any clue of my answers yet. We can possess anyone and can be possessed by anyone, but the true companion is the only one, who can settle down lingering debates consummate along with fire and furry within your soul's core. Who can understand your fears and desires without saying anything and the one who knows how to protect you from your own fears and how to elevate you for your dreams and aspirations I don't want to aggressively possess you on the basis of physical beauty or cerebral wittiness. Why? Coz I am awared that this world has plenty of them, and you'll get any of them. Yet, Who's the only one only for you, among all of them? I want the answer in the form of respect, loyalty, only. Nothing extravagantly. You'll be free with me. I never had dreamt about to chained someone just for my selfish desires or sick amusemts. I will always provide you the adequate space to spread your wings, but, I too, wants the same from you. Lots of Free space, lots of love with junk food and fun. #authors #authorsoflife #author
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Had a call with my mentor and told her I’m having a mental block with my business (these things happen) and i wasn’t sure whether it was my cold or my belief in myself that I’m ready for more. She recommended Lime- because not only does it break up mucus but it also breaks down barrier in your soul ❤️ BOOM! Two days of this and I’m feeling back to normal. I cut it with arborvitae because it’s my new favorite stress oil these days.
Today's prompt in the challenge is about antagonists. First, all answer the question: I think it doesn't matter if the reader loves or hates your antagonists, but he must relate to them somehow. So, he must feel something about them. To me, the villain needs to be as round as the protagonist is and has a background, a goal and, most importantly in my opinion, a motivation. A compelling one, if possible!
And you, what do you think about that? Do you agree with me?
About MY antagonist(s), I have to say there's more than one. But, there will be a main one, who I can't reveal now, because it's going to be a surprise. A bad one, I can say that tho. I'll build him through first book, and he'll rise as the main villain in book two.
📣📣OH YES! I've decided Mixed Feelings (my WIP) will be a series! There's so much of this story to tell in just one book. But, let's see how it happens :)
❓What about your villain? Let me know, I'm dying to. 😈
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Smooth Sailing Saturdays!!!
Beautiful views and Writing is the way to go. I feel so inspired in those moments, what about you?
There is so much beauty in Seattle, that there are endless places to Write.
But Seattle is just one place of many places out there and I wanna help you find yours!
DM right now so I can find your hot spots for getting some of your best Writing done!
Comments, questions, suggestions? I'm all 👂 👂 👂😂😀🔥
I hope there is somebody I've inspired too!
What’s a mama to do when she’s KID FREE for two whole days? Get some SELF CARE IN. Hair- chopped. New bathing suit top- 🤢 bought. PJs- ON! Hulu- queued!
Side note- how are we in 2018 and they still cannot properly make bathing suits that are FLATTERING for women?!?
If you don’t know me, hi 👋🏼 This is me teaching a social media workshop a few weeks back here in Wellington NZ to a group of amazing women 🙌🏼 you guys I’ve been doing this social media thing since it started 🤯and totally know it can be a confusing ride if you don’t know where you’re going or who to listen to - cause there are a lot of peeps out there who call themselves experts but they aren’t and a lot of misinformation that gets spread like wildfire (sigh. Yes. Fake news...) We’re prepping some workshops - for all levels - with @wonderlandfirm
for NZ folks that we’ll be announcing soon so stay tuned! I’m so excited to be putting these together 😊 and in the meantime feel free to geek out with me - what frustrates you most about social media?
Getting my geek on today! Anyone else going to #Wondercon
Ich muss noch nachliefern ;)
Tag 23 ... Mein erste Buch.
Der kleine Brüllbär war es. Und es war ein unglaubliches Gefühl, als ich es beendet hatte. Ich weiss noch, ich sass in der Küche am Tisch und hab gelesen und gelesen.
Seither inhaliere ich Bücher ❤❤ #wirsindtraumfaenger
Tag 24 Wohin ich mich träumen will?
Wo auch immer Bücher mich hinbringen. Ihre Geschichten und Charaktere leiten mir den Weg. Mal auf eine einsame Insel, in ein abgestürztes Flugzeugwrack, in eine amerikanische Kleinstadt...ich reise gern ... mit Büchern ❤❤ #authorslife #writerslife #ingriduebe #firstbook #firstlove #dreaming #writersofinstagram
از طبقه بالاي كافه به جنب و جوش بي امان مردم نگاه ميكنم. مردم مثل مورچه هايي كه وقت سر خاروندن ندارن، تو هر سوراخ سمبه اي سرك ميكشن تا از خريد شب عيد عقب نيفتن. به خريدهاي همديگه سر تاييد تكون ميدن... حاضرم قسم بخورم اين سرتكون دادن يه واكنش اتوماتيكه و تو نود و هشت درصد موارد مغزشون داره كيلومترها اونورتر يه جاي ديگه سير ميكنه. يه جايي كه اينجا پيش من و شما نيست، يه جايي كه ناخودآگاهشون يواشكي اونارو ميبره و وقتي به خودشون ميان با يه سرفه اي سعي ميكنن همه غفلت اون لحظه هاي شيرين رو از تو بدنشون بدن بيرون و با يه سر تكون دادن بگن تمام توجهشون همينجا بوده. تو همين لحظه اي كه ديگه الان نيست. اما همه ما حقيقت رو ميدونيم، خوب هم ميدونيم كه كجا دلمون آروم ميگيره. همونجا كه يواشكي تو فكرمون سرك ميكشيم و خوشحاليم كسي نمي تونه تصاوير تو مغزمون رو ببينه
Been watching people from the first floor of my fav cafe. In this time of the year close to Norouz, people act like crazy ants, goin everywhere to shop. No time to lose! They seek each other's opinion on things they buy and the response they get? A simple head bob! Nodding along as an approval... but I bet in 98% of the time it's just an automatic reflex not the sign of an approval. Their minds are surly surfing somewhere else, miles away. And suddenly they just try to look normal and aware by one or two coughs! and then they nod along. But we know. We all know the truth. We know where our minds have been. The place in our thoughts that we tend to daydream unconsciously. The place where is safe, happy and promising to our broken souls. Let's cherish the fact that no one can see what we see in our thoughts. Let's...
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