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I’m the only one in my household that likes watching TV with the closed-captioning turned on.  What can I say, I love to read. The words are very important to me.

I’m glad I had the subtitles turned on when I watched the movie, Bright Star,  because it is all about words–the words of poet, John Keats.

One line in the movie had me sighing: “There is a holiness to the heart’s affections.”

Another such quote I must add to demonstrate the mind and heart of a writer. The words are spoken by Mr. Brown, “If Mr. Keats and myself are strolling in a meadow or lounging on a sofa or staring into a wall, do not presume we are not working. Doing nothing is the musing of a poet.”  and might I add the musing of a fiction writer, as well.

I should make Fanny Brawne my spokesperson for Put A Ruffle On It since, as a designer and seamstress of clothing, she made the most beautiful of ruffles (at least on screen).

If you’d like to read about John Keats,  go to the google books link: http://books.google.com/books?id=YrY8AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=john+keats&lr=&cd=25#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Who can be a writer?

Anyone with a story to tell and a good title.

My nieces are writers. They dictate their stories to me. The youngest wants me to turn hers into movies. She writes horror stories at the ripe old age of five. Her latest story is called Waves of Darkness. I thought the title was brilliant(she came up with it all by herself). The story is about a monster in the waves at the beach.

My Daddy had an idea for a book he was going to write, but then he had to change the title.

The original title was Why Man Will Never Go To the Moon.

The new title is Why Most Men Will Never Go To the Moon. (Any publishers out there want to offer him a  book contract?)

“Live Long & Prosper” was theVulcan greeting used by Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the Science Officer onboard the starship USS Enterprise on the sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69.(Info taken from:  http://www.tvacres.com/greetings_spock2.htm )Long before Star Trek, the concept of Live Long and Prosper existed– although not in those exact words.  In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses speaks to the people he has led out of slavery in Egypt. In chapter 5, verse 33, he tells them that if they walk in the ways of the Lord God, then they will have a long life and it will be well with them.

Had the writers of Star Trek taken their phrase from the Bible? I don’t know. But I know this, I believe my biggest inspiration for fiction ideas come from the Bible.

If you want to be a writer and you want ideas, read the Bible. I think you’ll be surprised how many concepts you see in works of fiction have actually come from its pages.

Here’s a challenge to those who believe the Bible is nothing but fiction–read it. What are you afraid of? If it is nothing but fiction, then you have nothing to worry about, do you?

Deuteronomy 5:32-33 (New International Version)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

32 So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. 33 Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.

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