Wednesday, September 07, 2016

September IWSG and Oscar Wilde

This month is a special month for me so I decided I don’t feel (too) insecure, in fact, I’m happy that I’m finally home after being gone all summer and am actually writing again. Woohoo! I am also very involved (Registration Chairperson)  in the Florida Writers Association's #FWA2016 annual conference coming up in October in Altamonte Springs (Orlando) Florida. I'm more than excited about that.  (Go ahead! Click on the link!)
So what I have to share this month with all my buddies/pals in the writing world and beyond, whether insecure or not, are some writing quotes from one of my favorite authors, Oscar Wilde…

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave…”

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

And this one is especially poignant for Indy authors:

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.”

Fancy him writing that before the turn of the last century!

SEPTEMBER 7TH QUESTION: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

I try to set aside a certain time for it. For some reason afternoon works well with me. By then I’ve gotten all the other things done that need attending to and I’m clear and ready to indulge in my stories…

This September our special IWSG co-hosts are:  C. Lee McKenzie,  Rachel Pattison,  Elizabeth Seckman ,  Stephanie Faris,  Lori L MacLaughlin, and  Elsie Amata! Please pay them a visit and thank them for co-hosting this month!

To end… as our Wilde Man would say, “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”


  1. Perhaps dear Oscar was clairvoyant, lol. Nice to see a writer that isn't an o'dark hundred author - with a caffeine infusion.

  2. Love that last quote! I wish I could write in the afternoon after all my chores are done, but that doesn't happen. I just forget everything and tackle the writing first thing. (And try not to think about the dishes:)

  3. Love that last quote. Best wishes.

  4. Always loved Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Grey is one of my favourite books. And that quote about men of letters was amazingly prescient.

    That said, I like the one about good ending happily. I wonder if it's more a comment on writing, or a miserable condemnation of real life. :-(

    IWSG September

  5. That's cool you're helping to put together the conference. Glad you got some writing done while you were away.

  6. Hi Lisa - that's great news to see you're writing again, and that your Registration Chairperson for the Florida Writer's Association ... it's good to know what time of day suits you to write isn't it .. rather wish mine was the afternoon - it starts early and then 'dribbles' on ...

    But I'll follow Oscar ... Live: “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”

    Cheers Hilary

  7. You're the first to admit to writing in the afternoon. I need to write first thing, and let everything else wait. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. Yeh for not feeling so insecure!

    I went to the FWA Conference years ago. Even won some Royal Palm Awards for my short fiction. I hope it goes well next month!

  9. The misbehaving mind is a treasure! Loved the quotes.

  10. Some great quotes in typical Oscar Wilde fashion.

    Sounds like you're doing well. Good for you!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  11. Great. You write in the afternoons. That's wonderful. I have a weird schedule. My best time to write is in the mornings or late at night.
    Wishing you all the best and I love your quotes.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

  12. That's a little depressing that no one is reading. But I fear sometimes that there are more writers than there are readers.


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