Archive for 'inspiration'

“Find yourself”

Nina Cosford made this. I love it for all kinds of reasons, not least of which is that I loved word searches when I was a kid.

Illustration by Nina Cosford: "Find Yourself"

More about Nina and her journey of self-discovery here.

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“Stories yet to be written”

Oh my gosh, do I love this image. Tales not yet told; characters not yet conjured into existence; love not yet found, fought for, and won . . .

Photo: an old-fashioned pen and an inkpot labeled STORIES YET TO BE WRITTEN

via Farah Ghuznavi on Twitter

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“A message we all need to hear again and again”

A few days ago, in BookPage, Kristan Higgins published a beautiful essay, “Why Do We Crave a Happily Ever After?” I liked it so much I made a little infographic with a quote from it — like a badge you’d pin onto your blouse. :)

Infographic: a quote from Kristan Higgins on the value of romance novels

Read Kristan’s full post here.

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Day Planner

Quite a good description of my usual day."Day Planner": a comic by Grant Snider

More about the artist, Grant Snider, here.

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Mary/Eloisa on writing romance

I always love to hear what Eloisa James has to say about her books, writing, and creative process. Julie Tetel Andresen recently interviewed Eloisa — or, really, Professor Mary Bly — and I especially enjoyed this pearl from Mary/Eloisa:

“. . . romance has a rhythm and a promise to it that appeals to me. Romance reminds me that if there’s a pattern to the universe, it’s shaped around and by love. We can all use that reminder now and again.”

An image of Eloisa James/Professor Mary Bly, famous author of historical romance

Read the full interview here.

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The Land of Neckcloths

Yes, yes, I know the figures aren’t grounded in the same plane, but whatever. I love this collage! I’m writing Regency-era historicals and dwelling, as it were, in the Land of Neckcloths. So it’s kind of like a vision board.

A collage showing various actors who have portrayed Jane Austen's male characters in recent years. Via the Jane Austen Centre on Twitter.

via the Jane Austen Centre on Twitter

More about the Jane Austen Centre here.

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Fight for the fairy tale

This is a kind of manifesto, isn’t it — for writers and readers of romance?

"Fight for the fairy tale": a meme by Joy F.

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“I never walk backward”

Words to live by — from one of my heroes, Abraham Lincoln.

 

"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward." A quote from Abraham Lincoln, with his photo.

 

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“Whatever our souls are made of . . .”

Wuthering Heights“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

 

Isn’t this a swooningly romantic quote from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights? And I think this image from the 1992 film version starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Binoche is pretty amazing, too.

 

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