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

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Insecure Writers Support Group - Writing with Passion. I'm passionate about Fiji and shouting out for bloggers like Roland Yeomans...

Hello! Happy Independence Day, Americans! You're very passionate about your nation, so I've chosen Passion as my topic today seeing the founder of IWSG is Alex J Cavanaugh, American citizen.



This month I'm talking about passion. Who can live without passion? Passion for life, passion for food, passion for family, passion for friends, passion for God, passion for travel and passion for writing. Well, you can put them in order to suit yourself. Each one of us will have a different priority. But if you're reading this, chances are somewhere in the hierarchy you have a Passion for Writing. And you therefore need passion to permeate your writing...

Here are some quotes on passion from brainyquote.com.

It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Oprah Winfrey

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

T. S. Eliot


Roland Yeomans:


Someone with a huge passion for writing is our friend Roland Yeomans. Roland has a competition going and there's just 1 day left to enter his End of Days contest..


Basically all you have to do to be entered in the contest is to post about the contest.  However, if you have read his novel End of Days and post a review on Amazon, you will also be entered into the contest.  Do both and you're entered twice.

The prize:  A signed Robert Downey Jr poster, or a signed hard copy of The Art of Michael Whelan.

See Roland's blog for complete details, and for links to all his published novels, including the latest New Orleans Arabesque.



So at the moment I'm in Fiji. Many of you know I'm passionate about travel. I'm visiting with blogger friend Nas Dean from Romance Book Paradise. Now I know Fiji is a paradise. Thanks Nas for having me and trusting me with your home while you head to the U S of A! Bon Voyage. I'm able to spend a lot of uninterrupted time writing in paradise.


Nas and I on Wailoala Beach, Nadi, Fiji


Sharing Indian nibblies for morning tea in Nadi, Fiji.

So I'll be combining my passion with travel - meeting new people, experiencing new cultures - with my passion for writing . Can't wait to set some of my stories in this Fijian paradise. 


Sunset over Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. 

  • What are you passionate about? Where does your passion for writing fit on the hierarchy?
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31 comments:

  1. You're going to come back from Fiji so enriched!
    I definitely have the passion for my third book now.

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    1. Glad to hear about your passion for your third book Alex.

      Denise

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  2. Passion is such a powerful thing. Great post!
    I hope you are enjoying your time in Fiji

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    1. How could I not Heather? It's gorgeous to be here. D

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  3. I bet you take so much inspiration in traveling and writing and meeting with other writers.. you are so very lucky.

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    1. Thank you Crystal. I know I'm a lucky lady to be able to travel so much. I truly appreciate and learn from it.

      Denise

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  4. Nice pics, I really like the last one. It must be wonderful to meet a blogging buddy and be in an idyllic setting at the same time. Enjoy!

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  5. Hi Denise, wondered if you would kindly feature my ebook free promotion giveaway, two children's books on your blog? for the 6th to 9th and the 12th to the 13th July please? Don't worry if that is a problem. Kind regards, Carole.

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  6. Thank you for talking of my contest. I have decided to extend it until the 15th to give your readers a real chance to participate.

    Talking of the benefits of passion is how one of my literary heroes, Harry Dresden, persuaded the demon housed inside his mind to choose a path other than damnation. It is within WHITE KNIGHT. A great sequence with a moving climax at the end of the urban fantasy.

    I truly envy you your trip to Fiji and meeting Nas in person

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    1. I'll change my post to include the extended time for the contest Roland. White Knight sounds a work of passion.

      Denise

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  7. Interesting quotes--passion is absolutely a component of writing.

    I loved the pictures you posted.

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  8. I think it's so cool that the two of you met up. Awesome. Love the quotes and completely agree with you about passion.

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    1. Meeting Nas has been awesome. Now she's enjoying the US.

      Denise

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  9. I'm so jealous!!! I'm freezing here in Sydney and you are toasty warm in Fiji meeting up with an awesome blogger! Nas is wonderful!

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    1. Ah, it's freezing in Brissie too but I'm not there to enjoy it, lol!

      Denise

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  10. I'm looking for bikini pictures, pina colada in hand, laptop tossed to the side in favor of a surf board. Where's the cabana boy!

    I'm passionate about days off; which I get to indulge in today. I'm hoping to sleep late and do almost nothing but sit by the pool - the new wading pool I'm buying for my grandkids' visit this weekend.

    ........dhole

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    1. Well the bikini pictures won't be of me of that you can be sure, Donna Dear! I'm having a couple of writing days but will be hitting the islands and cocktails soon!

      Ah, days off. You've got to go to work to appreciate days off!

      Denise

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  11. I'm in envy. Lucky you. Would love to meet Nae in person. She's such a sweet soul.

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  12. Passion sets the story in motion and motivation pulls it out.
    Enjoy your writing filled vacation. And Bikini pictures are welcome.

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  13. Wonderfully passionate post, Denise.
    I love those vacation pics. Lucky you!
    We spent a long weekend in Shrosphire. The weather was kind to us, though not as splendid as your holiday looks it was a great break.

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  14. Lots of interesting thoughts about passion! Enjoy the rest of your time in Fiji! Julie

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  15. Hi Denise,

    Thanks for the comment and follow. I'm honored to reciprocate.

    You picked a great topic for this post, and I especially like the Hegel quote. It's simply stated, yet profound.

    Safe and soul-enriching travels to you.
    xoRobyn

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  16. Looks like you guys are having a great time!

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  17. My lovely Denise,
    Nice post. As you're probably aware by now, I'm passionate about romance and love. I see beauty where others might see none. A simple flower sitting in a bed of weeds might provoke me to tears (smile).

    What a nice gesture from Nas to let you commandeer her house for six weeks! Looks like you're totally enjoying yourself. Hope you're not overdoing it on the Kava & roti! (LOL) Love the sunset photo...it's my favorite so far. Looking forward to more from you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Oh, I am SO jealous! I love travelling, too, and Fiji is definitely on the list. How lovely that you got to spend time with Nas, too.

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  19. Hi lovely Denise,

    I also enjoyed meeting you! We had lovely times.

    I'm in LA today and we will be going to downtown LA.

    Went to Disneyland yesterday.

    Hope you're enjoying yourself as much as I'm here!

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    1. Hey Nas!
      You sound like you're having a great time. Hope you're eating fine food. I'm just excited we found lovely red tomatoes and local bananas at the shop down the hill. Have got exciting stuff planned for next week. Watch this page.
      Denise

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  20. Fiji!!! I'm ridiculously jealous. My corner of the world's (Egypt) usually pretty great, too, but in summer it's just too darn hot and I have to hide inside in the AC. I hope you have a wonderful time in Fiji -- and I'm sure you will! :-)

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  21. Great topic! Writing is pretty much the top of my passion hierarchy. Travel definitely comes next; I wish I could take two or three years and travel the globe!

    Great pics of you and Nas! Have so much fun!

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    1. Ah, I'd be happy to always be on the road, writing and meeting new people. D.

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  22. It's always cool when bloggers get to meet each other in real life! Thanks for sharing those pics of you and Nas :-) Looks like a beautiful place.

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