Pendomonium (@pen_domonium)

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My muse's static rises.
Sometimes, I can feel her coming,
Like hairs standing or
My palms itching.
She's a helluva mistress,
Because she's very demanding
And there's so often pain
With the pleasure of her presence.
The charge of creating moments
With her is electrifying.
The stings of her barbs
Are only matched
By the endorphins from her kisses
In the afterglow.
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*I am an ardent lover with my muse.
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🎨@cc.writesphotos
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#writersblock #muse #writingmuse #writinglife #writerslife #poetslife #mymusesstaticrises #icanfeelhercoming #womenwhowrite #freeverse #penandink #poetsofInstagram #poetsofIG

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Friday's Meditation Moment: Change... "I think of the long trip home. Should we have stayed home
And thought of here?
Where should we be
Today?" (Elizabeth Bishop)
How do we quantify 'home'? How do we decide where we are is home? For me, home is where my writing comes fluidly, effortlessly. Some days everything feels right and then suddenly, the writing doesn't flow and it isn't because I'm stuck, but because my inspiration and motivation have become bored and stale and I know it is time for change. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #amreading #readersofinstagram #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #whatisawtoday #californiaphotography #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #nikonphotography #photography

Raffaela. (@howlingatwolves)

I asked someone dear to me when we started talking, and she said she didn’t remember the date but she knew it was snowing the night we met. And her words inspired me to write this. — ♡

Just Buffalo Literary Center (@justbuffaloliterarycenter)

Today at the JBWC Open Workshop we wrote love/anti-love notes to our writing muses, inspired by “These Poems” by June Jordan and “Ars Poetica” by Marcus Wicker. #justbuffalowritingcenter #valentinesday #writingmuse #arspoetica #blackhistorymonth #youngwriters

Barbara Sinclair (@barbarasinclairnyc)

Look who wants to write today! She is just hovering at my desk. #pinkiseverything #notstaged #writingmuse #balloonantics

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Wednesday's Writer's Inspiration: On this Valentine's Day 2018: "There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hope for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." (John Lennon)
Let us all be fearless today...and love everyone/everything unconditionally ...even the delete key🙃 Have a good writing day, y'all❤️
#whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #amreading #readersofinstagram #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #whatisawtoday #californiaphotography #napa #natureshots #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #pocket_nature #NorthernCalifornia

Tessonja Odette (@tessonja)

I cannot handle how cute this is!!! What is it about foxes that I love so much? I’m seriously considering writing a fox into book 2 somehow...
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📷 image repost @juniperfoxx .
#ilovefoxes #foxes #spiritfox #spiritanimals #foxobsessed #writinginspiration #writinginspo #writersmuse #writingmuse #adorbs

Poetic_Life_Man (@poetic_life_man)



Spent by Eli Perez.

Like crêpe paper floral sadness, faded
after-party pastels hanging ribbon-like
from a popcorn ceiling, we ache to be
remembered. Not at first. At first memory
is a hindrance, an overbearing adult
standing over every second of playtime.
We sing out loud and speak wild
adventures where we fight back those
brooding giants with clenched fisted
bravery. But then the tide rolls in; a
rushing wave of insistence shoving us
from one moment into the next. And
before we turn around it’s 3 AM on a
weeknight. We’ve become the good friend
who stays and cleans up after everyone’s
mess, being told how kind we are yet
hearing nothing but silence.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetic_life_man#silence

Eli (@life_man)



Spent by Eli Perez.

Like crêpe paper floral sadness, faded
after-party pastels hanging ribbon-like
from a popcorn ceiling, we ache to be
remembered. Not at first. At first memory
is a hindrance, an overbearing adult
standing over every second of playtime.
We sing out loud and speak wild
adventures where we fight back those
brooding giants with clenched fisted
bravery. But then the tide rolls in; a
rushing wave of insistence shoving us
from one moment into the next. And
before we turn around it’s 3 AM on a
weeknight. We’ve become the good friend
who stays and cleans up after everyone’s
mess, being told how kind we are yet
hearing nothing but silence.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetryloving#silence

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Tuesday's For Books: "Some books are to be read in an hour, and returned to the shelf; others require a lifetime to savor their richness. Such books should be owned in personal copies, to travel with and sleep beside---the most fruitful of all companions. Only your bookseller can consummate such a union of book and reader." (Lawrence Clark Powell)
I found this bookshop just off the plaza in Sonoma...I'm a sucker for small, local bookshops. I can feel virtuous supporting an indie shop while covertly adding to my stash.📖 Some people may buy a t-shirt to commemorate a vacation...I buy books. I especially love the writing inspiration I get at the table of books by local writers that every regional bookshop displays.
#whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #bookshop #amreading #readersofinstagram #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #whatisawtoday #californiaphotography #sonoma #natureshots #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #pocket_nature

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Monday's Writer's Motivation: "Every story would be another story, and unrecognizable if it took up its characters and plot and happened somewhere else...fiction depends for its life on place. Place is the crossroads of circumstance, the proving ground of what what happened? Who's here? Who's coming?..." (Eudora Welty)
I must confess, that exploring setting is one of my favorite aspects of pre-writing research...even science fiction and fantasy settings are based on some aspect of recognizable place. None of my favorite characters exists in a vacuum...setting becomes a character: Scout lives in Maycomb, Francie lives in Brooklyn, Holly lives in New York, Scarlett lives in Atlanta, Caddie travels to Italy, Clary roams through Manhattan, Anna visits Moscow, Bella moves to Forks, Harry goes to Hogwarts, Buck is taken to Alaska, Jane presides over the English countryside...and every time I open a book, I go there with them.
#whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #amreading #readersofinstagram #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #whatisawtoday #californiaphotography #napa #natureshots #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #pocket_nature #NorthernCalifornia

Poetic_Life_Man (@poetic_life_man)



Paper by Eli Perez.

I can be pentagram dangling from your
neck. Jesus thorns and baby’s breath,
whispered curse or savior’s flesh. The
mess we build our fortress with, pearls
and cyanide, are rich with words that sew
the nets ensnaring all our lives. But I’m
just covering up the fact my soul is paper
thin; lines I’ve crossed one million times, a
shiny halo made from sin.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetic_life_man#disappearing

Eli (@life_man)



Paper by Eli Perez.

I can be pentagram dangling from your
neck. Jesus thorns and baby’s breath,
whispered curse or savior’s flesh. The
mess we build our fortress with, pearls
and cyanide, are rich with words that sew
the nets ensnaring all our lives. But I’m
just covering up the fact my soul is paper
thin; lines I’ve crossed one million times, a
shiny halo made from sin.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetryloving#disappearing

Poetic_Life_Man (@poetic_life_man)



The Last Time by Eli Perez.

Lower me into the water; eyes that watch
the depths fade. Ever sunk beneath an
ocean? It’s not the same as lungs
convulsing; frantic heaving, life collapsing.
Here you’re floating in broad daylight.
Behind the steering wheel you glide. The
sway and jerk of your steel vessel,
onlookers, mouths open wide. You fell
apart a few miles back. Emptied bottle
down your throat. Now you stiff arm,
swerving, screaming, jump the guardrail
learn to fly. Lower me into the darkness.
Songs that purge themselves of hope.
One that plucks on sweet emotion, tears
that flood until I choke.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetic_life_man#xanax

Eli (@life_man)



The Last Time by Eli Perez.

Lower me into the water; eyes that watch
the depths fade. Ever sunk beneath an
ocean? It’s not the same as lungs
convulsing; frantic heaving, life collapsing.
Here you’re floating in broad daylight.
Behind the steering wheel you glide. The
sway and jerk of your steel vessel,
onlookers, mouths open wide. You fell
apart a few miles back. Emptied bottle
down your throat. Now you stiff arm,
swerving, screaming, jump the guardrail
learn to fly. Lower me into the darkness.
Songs that purge themselves of hope.
One that plucks on sweet emotion, tears
that flood until I choke.

#poeminence#writersofinstagram #thoughtprovoking#writing#quote#serpoetry#literary#instawriter#wordaroundtown#typewriter#poets#igpoetry#igpoetscommunity#writersofig#lastsmile#creativegeniuspublishing#poetsofinstagram#poetrychallenge#writingmuse#igwritersclub#freeverse#igpoet#meaningful#words#wordporn#poetsociety#inspiration#life_man#poetryloving#xanax

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Saturday at the beach: "Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as respendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot." (Margot Datz, 'A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids')
Well, if I'm being completely honest, I probably look more like Medusa and my chariot is a ten year old Prius... but I'm almost home. Some days, to get to where you want to be, you just have to put your head down and endure...because the prize at the end is soooooo worth it. #whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #readersofinstagram #amreading #whatinspiresyou #ncbrunswickislands #beachesofnorthcarolina #amazing_shots #pocket_nature #natureshots #greatoutdoors #ncc2018 #sunrise_sunsets_aroundtheworld #ig_sunrise #capefearsunrise #photograhersofinstagram #photography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Friday's Meditation Moment: "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature---the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." (Rachel Carson, 'Silent Spring')
When you feel as if your writing is forced or stale...push back from your desk and take a walk...preferably somewhere that inspires peaceful, quiet contemplation...seek your motivation from that place deep inside that tells you that validation comes from within.
Oh, and watch out for the birds.
#whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #readersofinstagram #amreading #californiadreaming #californiaphotography #californianature #natureshots #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #pocket_nature #nikonphotography #northerncalifornia #photography

napacaswellkwy (@napacaswellkwy)

Thursday's Writer's Read: So, today's pick is author, Ann Patchett. Her breakthrough novel, 'Bel Canto' is my favorite. I enjoy fiction based on real events...it gives a depth and clarity to the characters that I admire. But, after completing my research on the author, it is for her 'extracurricular activities' that I envy her the most! In 2011, Patchett and her friend, Karen Hayes, opened Parnassus Books, an indie bookstore in Nashville Tennessee, when both of the existing local stores closed. Patchett decided she wanted to "create the bookish happiness of my childhood...one that valued books and readers above muffins."
Well done! It is on my (endless) list of bookshops to visit. If you go into the shop's website, @parnassusbooks.net ,you'll see what a remarkable shop it is...but I must admit, my absolute, all time favorite aspect of the shop and the website is... THE DOGS! The 'shop dogs' have their own blog!🐕 I am in love with the mutts!
#whyiwrite #writersofinstagram #writingmuse #writingmotivation #aroomofonesown #amwriting #authorlife #writersblog #imageastext #writerscommunity #writersjourney #bookstagram #booklover #book #bookshop #amreading #readersofinstagram #whatinspiresyou #californiadreaming #whatisawtoday #californiaphotography #californianature #northerncalifornia #natureshots #greatoutdoors #landscapephotography #photographersofinstagram #primeshot #amazing_shots #pocket_nature
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