Genuine Bravery…

Genuine Bravery…

“Genuine bravery for a writer… It is about calmly speaking the truth when everyone else is silenced, when the truth cannot be expressed. It is about speaking out with a different voice, risking the wrath of the state and offending everyone, for the sake of the truth, and the writer’s conscience.” –Murong Xuecun

Catching Fire

Reblogging, because I LOVE this! Britt is so immensely talented. I think she has captured truly gifted writers SO beautifully. 

Fairytale Epidemic

If you fall for a girl that writes
Be prepared to live through her eyes
As you kiss her ink stained fingers
Forgive the pen from lips it’d dye

Smell her scent between each sheet
Hear her voice inserted in verse
Taste the comfort in her words
Each line of scripture unrehearsed

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If you desire to fill her pages
Supersede ones that others took
Redefine happily ever after
Emerge as the hero of her book

Then kneel down on the pews
In the Kingdom of her chest
Feel her flame bestowed on your body
The unstoppable fire you now possess

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Brave New Bullying: Goodreads Gangs, Amazon Attacks—What Are Writers to Do?

Too good a post not to share.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Today is a tad of a touchy subject, but in this New year, I want everyone to have a the greatest gift any of us can have…peace. Bullies, in my opinion, are among the lowest known existing lifeforms. I wouldn’t want to insult cockroaches and fleas by drawing a comparison.

Kristen’s History With Bullies

I grew up most of my life being bullied. I switched schools at least once a year and there was always a new gaggle of Mean Girls to make my daily life a veritable hell. I think this is why I grew to love books. I skipped school so much (to seek sanctuary at the public library), that I’m fairly certain I’m the reason for the current Texas truancy laws.

I couldn’t get out of bed. I became ill at the thought of even walking through the front doors of my school. I was poor and…

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Pouring Out The Pain

Pouring Out The Pain

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*I just read this and decided to share it with my readers. I’ve heard a lot of stories about this sort of thing, both on and off of WordPress. It takes a lot to shock me, and it takes a lot to inspire me. I’m currently working on a guest blog piece for my pal Lillian and this story has inspired me a bit to return to what I was writing and give myself another whirl at “pouring out the pain”.*