3 quotes

These are three book quotes that I really like.  I am going through the Gunslinger series so two of the quotes are from that, and otherwise have been reading a lot of Stephen King lately, so every quote from him.

“Go then, There are other worlds then this.” Jake to Roland in The Gunslinger in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, when he let Jake (a person he loved like a son) die in order to attain his tower.

“Thinner, the old Gypsy man with the rotting nose whispers to William Halleck as Halleck and his wife, Heidi, come out of the courthouse. Just that one word, sent on the wafting, cloying sweetness of his breath. ‘Thinner.’ And before Halleck can jerk away, the old Gypsy reaches out and caresses his cheek with a twisted finger. His lips spread open like a wound, showing a few tombstone stumps poking out of his gums. They are black and green. His tongue squirms between them and then slides out to slick his grinning, bitter lips.

Thinner.”

~The first paragraph of the novel Thinner by Stephen King.

“Not all is silent in the halls of the dead and the rooms of ruin. Even now some of the stuff the Old Ones left behind still works. And that’s really the horror of it, wouldn’t you say? Yes. The exact horror of it.” ― Stephen King, The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

I think it is interesting what quotes people find stick with them and move them from books.
It is also interesting how books change a person and offer comfort.  I love that about books.  How they are sold publicly but are also so personal.

Ok I think I ought to add a picture again… Okay well let’s stay relevant this time:

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Getting Back to Writing

Well I am going to go back and start using the write practice again.  I am still writing my story.  Well second draft.. sort of.  It still feels like draft one because I am doing so much writing in it, there really is all writing at this point and no editing yet.  That’s because my original was set during a different time of my character’s life, and had become too long and draggy because of it.  Anyways because I have been going a little slow with it, I have decided to add to my practice a short daily write, which I will probably start posting here.

I am pretty sure my writing is not great at the time, but I need to ignore that for now and get back into the habit of writing every day.  So I will be posting something probably each day, probably very short.

Anyway about the book I am much happier with it, starting at a later point.  But it is also hard because there are Still some big questions I am going through.   I have found this basic outline on the web and I am going to use it to map all my scenes out and I think it will help me immensely:

  • three act structure.
  • nine checkpoints: a sentence per check point
  • break check point down to scenes.

I had been kind of going off memory from the original to write so far.  Outlining is one of those necessary evils I guess.  But part of me always is tempted to go without an outline.  I don’t know.

I think adding a picture to a blog is helpful… so I will have to think of a picture… oh hum.. how about..:

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(picture found on pinterest by Jane: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/462885667924407298/ )

Tiny nodules of texture rippled under her fingers, exciting the fine whorls in each finger tip. As her eyes darted back and forth and she felt the warmth of her screen, she felt a wave of muscle squeeze in her forearm, as her fingers punched down giving buttons. The air around her cool and exciting lifted the hair of her arms on end. Then with an inhale of breath, she let her heavy eye lids drape down and let herself smell the dusty odor of the room. Listened to the buzzing of electronic equipment all around her.
Home. It had been this place that she dwelled in, but never noticed before. Could not have. She had been numb to everything, closed off smells, sounds, the feels of things, the faint warmth coming through the curtain. She hadn’t known she could still feel a thing. So long had it been, she didn’t know it were even possible. A loud thump echoed in her chest.