napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Monday Writer's Motivation: Observation...so much of fiction is a reflection of what we see, hear and experience. "There is only one trait that marks the writer. He is always watching." (Morley Callaghan) Because writing is a fairly solitary endeavor, we tend to migrate to coffeehouses, libraries and park benches to absorb the nuances of ordinary life...and create. Have a #agoodwritingday #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #writersgarden #aroompfonesown #authorslife #writingmaps #writerscommunity #writersjourney #writersblog #books #bookstagram #booklover #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #winecountrywriter #californiaphotographer #californiadreaming #Nikonphotography #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography #greatoutdoors #Nikon #trees #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #ig_sunrise

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Monday Writer's Motivation on a Tuesday morning: It was to the steps of the #nyclibrary that was my first stop when I visited NYC. Even closed, I knew, behind those doors was a lifetime of books. "I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." (Jorge Luis Borges) Maybe one day, my book will be there as well. It could happen! #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #aroompfonesown #writersgarden #writingmus #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #amreading #writingmaps #writersjourney #writerscommunity #winecountrywriter #napavalleywriter #imageastext #bookstagram #books #bookblogger #writersblog #whatinspiresyou #nikon #nikonphotography #nycphotographer #nikon #architecturephotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Two iconic symbols; bookends of American History...one from the very inception of the Republic and one from its darkest hour...the National #911memorial sits beside Saint Paul's Church...both metaphors of American perseverence; the memorial built on the site of the horrific terrorist attack, and the church, a place of peace, built in 1776, and used as refuge and respite by first responders...there aren't enough words to convey the pain, the pride, or the promise they represent to me, but through it all... #wearestillhere #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #imageastext #amreading #aroompfonesown #writersjourney #writerscommunity #book #bookstagram #writersblog #bookstagram #nycphotographer #nikon #nikonphotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking eccellence." (Martin Luther King jr.) May you have a good holiday and return to work ready to strive for excellence...and for those working on #LaborDay, bless you...been there, done that! #writers don't take holidays. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #nanowrimo #imageastext #writersgarden #writerscommunity #writersjourney #writersblog #aroompfonesown #amreading #bookstagram #books #booklover #writingmaps #winecountrywriter #napavalleywriter #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #californiaphotographer #landscapephotography #greatoutdoors #nikon #nikonphotography #natureshots

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Friday's Meditation Moment: Here in Napa, the brix (sugar content) has been calculated and the vintage (harvesting) has begun. Determining exactly when to pick is an exact science...in wine as in writing, timing is everything. Getting the right balance of conflict and resolution is critical...can you ever have too much conflict? Sometimes balancing the variables requires a quiet moment of reflection...and a glass of wine. It's #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #nanowrimo #imageastext #amreading #aroompfonesown #nanowrimo #writingmaps #writersgarden #writerscommunity #writersjourney #writersblog #bookblogger #bookstagram #books #booklover #winecountrywriter #napavalleywriter #NorthernCalifornia #californianature #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography #californiadreaming #nikon #nikonphotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

My stash...I had to buy a second bag to haul all the #books I snagged at #WDC2017 ... now I have to be disciplined about my writing schedule instead of chucking it all to read! I am endlessly curious about other writer's processes...thus the abundance of 'how to...' books. Writing is a bit of a 🎢 but I love it! #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #aroompfonesown #writersgarden #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #amreading #nanowrimo #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #booklover #whatare youreadingtoday #whatinspiresyou

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

A sylvan glade in the middle of a restless, chaotic city...a brief glimpse of possibility...the writer either embraces or rejects. Yet even in our rejection, we discreetly catalog the experience for use another time...memories, like forgotten photographs...the detritus of our lives. Have a #agoodwritingday #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #nanowrimo #imageastext #amreading #aroompfonesown #nanowrimo #writingmaps #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #booklover #writersblog #whatinspiresyou #winecountrywriter #napavalleywriters #nyc #centralpark #nikon #nikonphotography #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Monday's Writer's Motivation: As writers, "If we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and take as many people with us as we can." (J.R.R. Tolkien) Goodbye NYC! Had a great time...and I have the blisters to prove it! Terrific #writersdigestconference2017 can't wait for next year! #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #aroompfonesown #nanowrimo #amreading #amwriting #writersjourney #imageastext #writersgarden #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amwriting #eritingmaps #amreading #writersblog #bookstagram #books #bookblog #writerscommunity #nycphotographer #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #winecountrywriter #timessquare #greatoutdoors #natgeo

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Morning coffee in Bryant Park...I have to pinch myself some days...my 17 year old self dreamt of this day...and still I wonder why so much of myself infuses my characters...no wonder they are so difficult to get along with. Have a good writing day...I'm going to the library...the one with the lions😊 #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writersgarden #writingmaps #writingmuse #amreading #amwriting #aroompfonesown #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #booklover #writersblog #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #nycphotographer #writersdigestconference2017

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Arrived in NYC finally!i photographed the memorial as I crossed over from New Jersey at dusk...the spire jutting above the cloud layer giving it an other world cast...writing prompt anyone? #amwriting as I post! #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writingmuse #amreading #aroompfonesown #nanowrimo #writingmaps #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #whatinspiresyou #worldtradecentermemorial #californiaphotographer #nycphotographer #writersdigestconference2017

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Grinding stones in their second life as landscaping...they are a metaphor of the slow, deliberate evolution of culture. "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverence." (Samuel Johnson) an author does not appear in a moment. But at the end of a long, arduous road. Have a good writing day. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writersgarden #writingmaps #amreading #amwriting #nanowrimo #californiahistory #aroompfonesown #writersjourney #writerscommunity #book #bookstagram #bookblogger #writersblog #napavalleywriters #californianature #NorthernCalifornia #californiaphotographer #californiadreaming #nikon #nikonphotography #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

This is the face of that voice in your head that tells you that you can't...now it's a REALLY cute face, so you might be tempted to listen. Don't. All writers must rely first on their own instincts. Learn to discern when criticism is constructive and when it is being used to build someone else's confidence on the ashes of your own...choose your voices wisely. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writersgarden #writingmuse #amreading #amwriting #writersjourney #imageastext #writerscommunity #nanowrimo #aroompfonesown #writingmaps #writersblog #winecountrywriter #napavalleywriters #books #writersblog #bookstagram #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #californiadreaming #californiaphotographer #NorthernCalifornia #nikon #nikonphotography #natureshots #greatoutdoors

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Monday's Writer's Motivation: "Everyone who works in the domain of fiction is a bit crazy. The problem is to render this craziness interesting." (Francois Truffaut) I have difficulty, some days, differentiating between the logical path of my plot or allowing the crazy to drive the bus for a bit. Have a good writing day. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #aroompfonesown #writersgarden #writingmaps #amreading #amwriting #writingmaps #nanowrimo #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #californiadreaming #californiaphotographer #californianature #NorthernCalifornia #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography #nikon #nikonphotography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Sitting on the porch reading is my favorite guilty pleasure..."I read library books as fast as I could go, rushing them home in the basket of my bicycle. From the minute I reached the house, I started to read. The only fear was that of books coming to an end." (Eudora Welty) How often have I mourned the ending of a book...wanting the story, and my life within it, to continue indefinitely. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writersgarden #writingmuse #aroompfonesown #amreading #amwriting #nanowrimo #writingmaps #writerscommunity #writersjourney #napavalleywriters #imageastext #bookstagram #books #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #californiaphotographer #californiadreaming #californianature #NorthernCalifornia #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography #greatoutdoors #nikonphotography #nikon #napa

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Wednesday's Writer's Inspiration: "There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception." (Aldous Huxley) And it is there, through those doors, in the space between, where writers live...some more vividly than others...inspiring, enticing and inciting their readers to live there as well. Have a good writing day. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #aroompfonesown #writingmotivation #writingmuse #writersgarden #amreading #amwriting #nikon #writersjourney #writerscommunity #writersdigestconference #books #bookstagram #nikonphotography #NorthernCalifornia #californiadreaming #winecountrywriter #californianature #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography #greatoutdoors #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #napavalleywriters #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #ig_sunrise

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

A California Redwood tree on Mt. Veeder road on the western edge of the valley. Now I LOVE books, they have sustained me through the many travails of my life...but when I stand next to one of these majestic giants, I marvel at a species that exists (naturally) only in Northern California and can live more than a thousand years. Standing next to one makes you believe in imortality, wood faeries and J.R. Tolkien. I wish everyone a good writing and reading day. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmotivation #writersgarden #writingmuse #aroompfonesown #amreading #amwriting #nanowrimo #writingmaps #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #books #booklover #whatinspiresyou #whatisawtoday #napavalleywriters #californiaphotographer #californiadreaming #winecountrywriter #NorthernCalifornia #redwoods #natureshots #greatoutdoors #natgeo #landscapephotography
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