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16 November 2009

Monday Musings

"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket."
~ Charles Pequy

22 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, cool quote!

I came over from Kristen's. :-)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I love this almost as much as the one about writing is letting everything inside of you spill out onto the page. :0)

willow said...

THAT is one FABulous quote.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love it! So true.

Karen Walker said...

Great quote, Jen. So glad we connected.
Karen

Helen Ginger said...

Oh man, what a quote is that! I love it. Gonna print it out and save it.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Stephen Tremp said...

Its all about perspective and attitude. I actually try to write with an attitude of love and agression. Of finesse and ubridled violence. Weird combo, I know.

Stephen Tremp

Jody Hedlund said...

Love it! You have the best and inspiring quotes, Jen! Thank you!

Jen Chandler said...

Thanks, Jessica and welcome :)

Kristen: I had to tell you, that when I read this comment in my email, the side bar on gmail brought up a link to artery cleansing!

Thanks, Willow and NCmountainwoman!

Karen: I am very glad we connected! I belong to such an encouraging body of bloggers.

Thanks, Helen! I'd forgotten I wrote it down to post for today. When I read it again it really hit me!

Hi Stephen! I think that's a great combo for a writer's attitude. We have to love our stories in order to give them the attention they need to come to life. We also have to be violent in taking the reigns and in editing. Hurtful sometimes, but necessary.

Thanks, Jody! I am a quote hound! I have been collecting them for ages. Sometimes, I google quotes and read them for fun! (I'm a nerd, I know...)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Thanks for that Jen. Wonderful. I am so glad to have found you...I have met the greatest people in Blogland....and now I have you....

Love my writer friends....


Kary

Elspeth Antonelli said...

So true. I'm not honestly sure which method is best if you take the latter sentiment to mean the words just flow not that they're ill-thought.

Elspeth

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I might be a gut puller outer. Kristen led me here. I'm glad.
~ Wendy

...mmm... said...

i prefer the latter when that should arise.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Hi Jen, I must admit, the eggnog scones were from a mix. I found this adorable little brown bag that was in the Holiday section at the grocery store..the bag was so cute I was just going to let it sit on my drainboard and stare at it. But being this morning was so cold, they just sounded so good to have with tea. I thought I should look for a recipe too. They were really good, if I find a recipe I'll be sure to pass it along....

More later,
Kary

Joanne said...

Which is exactly how writing feels sometimes, swinging from one extreme to another. Exhilarating. Great quote.

ajgallion said...

Time to pull some words from my own overcoat. ;) Ayesha

Blondie said...

Hey Jen...I gave you an award over on my blog girlie. Check it out! Kori xoxo

Tabitha Bird said...

LOVE the quote! Thanks for visiting my blog, I signed up to follow yours too :)

Sarah In Wonderland said...

Thank you so much for your darling comment on my blog, it means so much more to me than just a scattering of words. It was so kind of you to take the time to read my little ramblings, and I simply adore your blog already. :)

much love,

Sarah

Ratty said...

Good quote. I guess it depends on the different personalities in their methods of writing, and what words affect them.

Terresa said...

This is wonderful, thank you for sharing it. (The quote collector that I am, I may just use it on my blog, too, if you don't mind!)

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Kary! Blogland is a wonderful place. I have met some great people as well. Always thankful to get to know another writer and lover life. Ooh, and I'll see if I can find that eggnog scone mix :) Yummy!

Hi Elspeth! I'm usually more of a gut-wrenching writer. Either the words are so powerful I have to get them out or I'm so lazy I have to literally force them to the page!

Hi Wendy! So glad you dropped by :)

...mmm...: Me too!

Thanks Tabitha! I appreciate it!

Thank you so much, Sarah. I can't help but leave long comments when something moves me as much as your writing does. Welcome :)

An award for me! I'll head over soon, Kori! Thanks and sorry it took me so long to get to it!

Thanks, Joanne :) My writing usually tends to the former. Unfortunately.

Ayesha, sometimes I fear my overcoat has holes in the pockets and my words trickle out when I'm not looking. Time to get the duct tape!

So right, Ratty. Personality plays a huge roll in every aspect of writing.

By all means, Terresa, please feel free to collect away!