ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

If I could be anyone, I'd be......and I'd be @ the Watching Willow Watts Launch Party ! Come along my friends....


If I Could Be Anyone, I’d be...


Jane Austen



It is a truth universally acknowledged that the reader in the possession of a good book gains further pleasure from knowing where an author gained inspiration.


Like Jane I don't mind an endless social whirl at night, but the mornings belong to me. And I find endless inspiration from the foolishness I'm forced to endure in the social whirl...then I get to write about it. I confess I find the dances, concerts, taking the waters, taking tea such a trial. Parties are such a bore, but today there is a very special occasion - 

Talli Roland sent me an invitation to something she calls a launch party of a new genre she describes as chick-lit. Goodness gracious how audacious is that girl. Never mind, I'll put on a brave face and head over after I finish taking the waters (see above.)



Watching Willow Watts. Today released as an e-book. Print on November 30.

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Denise


34 comments:

  1. I'm in, too, though it's not yet Wednesday where I am. Jane's a great pick, would kill for her talent, although I'd prefer to have my own Mr. Darcy, someday.

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  2. I really should Google Jane Austin and get a good working background of her. I know she's immensely popular and women love her. Okay, I'm on my way to Google right now.

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  3. LOVE the pic, Denise. It should be some day tomorrow. I'll be posting about it too... OF course.

    But I don't think Jane Austen is a good fit for me . LOL.

    Summer Ross is also Jane Austen today....

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  4. Beverly: I'd have a cat fight over Mr Darcy any day.

    Kerri: I thought so.

    Stephen: I hope you like what you find.

    Michael: No, I'd be a bit worried if you turned up as Jane, lol.

    Denise

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  5. What a great pick. No surprise for me -- I picked my own character, Samuel McCord and used this quote :

    "I move in all kinds of circles, meet all sorts of people.

    I learned engraving from a counterfeiter,

    accounting from a swindler.

    A succubus once tried to teach me the tango.

    But nothing doing. I didn't have the hips for it."

    Have a great mid-week, Roland

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  6. Love the voice, Denise. Really liked the 'Goodness gracious, how audacious...' Your picture says you're ready to get in the swing of things. Enjoy!

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  7. Yay, I was hoping that someone would pick Jane!

    Love your voice :-)

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  8. Hi Denise .. love your take on Jane Austen .. probably so true ... take the pain of the social to benefit your mind for your morning write.

    The pic is a fun one too - I'm sure I should know who it is .. but?

    Cheers Hilary

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  9. Hi,

    Hee hee, so funny. Love it! ;)

    best
    F

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  10. Good choice, I like that she's by the pool, necessary indolence for an Austen in Brisbane :)
    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

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  11. oops above should be necessary 'indulgence'

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  12. LOL! I am audacious, I must admit! Love that first photo of Jane. You do impersonate her very well!

    Thanks so much for taking part, and for all your help and support with everything. Hugs!

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  13. *sigh* Now I have to trek over to youtube to watch Mr Darcy swim the lake. Every time your name is mentioned Miss Austen it triggers the urge.

    Great pic and choice, Denise!

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  14. Love your choice, Denise!

    Happy release day to Talli!

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  15. Love your choice, Denise!

    Happy release day to Talli!

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  16. Great choice and great photo! Love the laptop and cell phone.

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  17. I could easily see Jane in you! Thanks for commenting on my post!

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  18. Roland, (aka Samuel): Well we knew who you would pick! Great choice too!

    Joy: Yes, Jane moves with the times!

    Sarah: I'll bet there's a few Jane impersonators around today, botheration!

    Hilary: I should know too - it's me! Hee hee.

    Francine: That pic of me is priceless isn't it?

    Charmaine: Yes, since the move from England I feel I really must have an indulgence with a bit of indolence thrown in, lol.

    Talli: Jane likes to help her sisters.

    Glynis: I'll fight you for him, after all he's my creation!

    Nas: Thanks Nas!

    Bish: Even Jane has to move with the times. I find it so much quicker than the quill...

    Jane Austen

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  19. Summer: We do indeed have good taste Summer.

    Jane

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  20. Awesome choice picking Jane Austen. Love the picture you used too. :)

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  21. Why am I not surprised. You make a wonderful Jane, Denise. You must be channeling Jane's voice as well.

    Love the photo, the voice and the choice.

    Enjoy the Launch Party.

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  22. That is a truth universally acknowledged! I loved the fancy font you put up today. Is it Jane Austen font? I love that font.

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  23. Admirable choice! I would be too intimidated about never marrying. She didn't marry did she? You'd be an awesome Jane, for talent part, not the not marrying part :).

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  24. Cherie: Thanks!

    Ann: Glad you liked it all.

    Clarissa: It's actually the wrong era, it's Edwinian font.

    LR: Thanks.

    Isis: No, she never married. Too busy writing, ha ha...

    Denise

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  25. A great choice! I'll invite you over for an evening event some night...

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  26. Deniz: I'm sure to come. I'm sure I can glean some ideas for my new book, what shall I call it now???

    Trisha: Thanks, Jane is tres cool!

    Jane

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  27. Austen is a great choice! Happy to discover your blog!

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  28. I was wondering whom you’d pick. What a great choice!

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