Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm a Bag Lady...And So Are You

"A writer is like a bag lady going through life with a sack and a pointed stick collecting stuff."
~ Tony Hillerman


photo source (http://www.thedigeratilife.com/images/baglady1.jpg)

Okay everyone, on three...

Grab bags!
Ready sticks!
And...
Write!

What creative and playful simile can you come up with today?

25 comments:

Mohamed Mughal said...

Yes, indeed. And sometimes you never know just what's in your sack until it gets jostled around...and then the darnest things find their way into your fiction.

Jessica Hill said...

That bag lady is amazing. I love that quote! :)

Catherine Denton said...

Can't think of a cool simile, but I like this quote!

Thanks again for helping me with the PB (I linked you on my blog).
Catherine Denton

Jana said...

Your posts are always so much fun!!

Patti Lacy said...

Oh, how I love this place. Yep, felt like a hunting news bag lady last week when I nosed up to a counter and peeked over a woman's shoulder to see what she was eating and reading.

Hmmm. Simile? I'm kinda drained after meeting two deadlines.
How about I'm as worn-out as old slippers. Yeah, lookin' at the ones on my feet. NO SUPPORT LEFT!

Laura Marcella said...

Lolol, great quote! I needed that laugh today! :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Ah, you know what I always say... there is NOTHING that can't be used as a writing analogy! :)

salarsenッ said...

I seriously think I have that baby carriage. I have a ton of old doll house stuff from the '70s. Hah.

Tyrean Martinson said...

A writer is like taffy . . . sometimes we have to be stretched for good writing.

Jen Daiker said...

This was awesome and aftre Tyrean's simile I'm feeling the pressure of not having anything good to offer.

Loved the one's I've read though!

Susan R. Mills said...

Ha! I love it!

Heather said...

Too funny, but oh so true! We collect from everything we experience.

Old Kitty said...

Oooh she could be my twin!! I love being a bag lady! YaY! Take care
x

C. N. Nevets said...

Writers are like porcupines. Take away our quills and we don't know what to do.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL
You're so clever. Where do you come up with this stuff? You must be a brilliant writer yet to be discovered :)

Jackee said...

LOVE that quote! And I love Hillerman. His journey to publication was such an inspiration.

Thanks for sharing, Shannon!

Deb Salisbury said...

ROFL! I love this quote! Love the doll, too. Perfect.

Vicki Rocho said...

I lost my pointy stick...bummer.

Melissa said...

HAHA that is so funny! The best thing ever? I sooo have a picture of me dressed up as a bad lady from high school!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Some days my pointy stick is sharper than others, especially when I'm revising. That's my favorite part!

Carolyn V. said...

Oh I love that Shannon! I'm a total bag lady. =D

Tina Lynn said...

I'm sure I'll have to come up with something since I'm doing NaNo. Everyday I must find several creative and playful similes.

Elana Johnson said...

Writing is like bleeding yourself dry. Or maybe that's just me... Oh, crap. ;-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon - that picture is too much .. and I too can't think of an appropriate simile - to comment about .. but love the thought .. have a good weekend .. Hilary

Susanne Drazic said...

Lol, cute.

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