Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Secret Words

"I am a writer: I am a magician, conjuring something into being where nothing was before. Studying my art, learning the secret words to bring forth a world from the hat of my imagination. The hand is quicker than the eye. Did you see the trick behind my words? Or did I do it well enough that it all seems like magic? May I become better and better so that my craft does not show and my stories amaze and entertain."
~K.L. Oberst


May your day be filled with writing magic. 
May the hat of your imagination overflow with secret words.
Go ahead . . . amaze and entertain!
 
How is your magic lately? 
 

18 comments:

Laurel Garver said...

"I am conjuring something where nothing was before." Love that. Even for us folks who write realistic fiction, it's true.

Happy Hump Day!

Laura Marcella said...

Hmm, my magic could use an extra sprinkling of fairy dust!

Meredith said...

I need some revision magic today, I think. :) Lovely quote!

Karen Harrington said...

I love this message for so many reasons. My daughter is very much into make-believe lately and writing stories. I'm going to share this with her. :)

mshatch said...

I love this quote! I've never seen it before and it is such a perfect representation of what I wish for.

Thank you!

Julie Dao said...

Thank you! I need a little writing magic to help me revise later this evening :)

Michelle Gregory said...

great quote.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the quote. I'm like everyone else whose magic needs some help. First drafts are hard for me.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So true. I love this quote.

Old Kitty said...

I'm still very poor at my magic but am practicing and practicing! Yay! Thanks for this amazing quote lovely Shannon! Take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm working on my magic and learning some new tricks to delight. :)

Christie Wright Wild said...

It's amazing how magical the mind is when I actually put pen to paper and WRITE! I love it when I think of something new or see a slight twist in plot. I love it when words come together to tickle the tongue. Can you tell I love writing? Isn't it so magical?! LOVE THE QUOTE!!! THANKS for sharing!

Amber Cuadra said...

MAGIC! I love this. Words truly are magical. :) I've been writing a TON lately and it feels fantastic. :D

Sara McClung said...

My writing magic lately has been cut into with real life magic! We're buying a house and it's TAKEN OVER EVERYTHING! HA. But I can't even complain because it's all magic and I'm lucky to be a part of any of it!

<3

Barbara Watson said...

Love that quote! Especially the part about conjuring something into being where nothing was before.

My magic is humming along in a new WIP, one I didn't mean to start but it came to be of its own volition. Hope your magic is humming too.

Heather said...

My magic has been muted by the craziness of life lately. I'm working on nursing it back though. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

My magic is taking a bit of a break after the busy month of April. Will get back in the swing of things in a few days. Have a wonderful day!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! I've had a good couple of days - hope it keeps up! :)

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