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Roald Dahl On Readers | Quote of the Day 10/30/17

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Doctor Pychyl On Procrastination | Quote of the Day 9/7/2017


Doctor Pychyl On Procrastination | Quote of the Day 9/7/2017


Robert Benchley On Freelance Writing | Quote of the Day 8/26/17

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Robert Benchley On Freelance Writing | Quote of the Day 8/26/17

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Enid Bagnold On Writing | Quote of the Day 8/24/17

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Enid Bagnold On Writing | Quote of the Day 8/24/17

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William S. Burroughs on Quality | Quote of the Day 8/23/17

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William S. Burroughs on Quality | Quote of the Day 8/23/17

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Allen Ginsberg on Voice | Quote of the Day 8/22/17

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Allen Ginsberg on Voice | Quote of the Day 8/22/17

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Quote of the Day – 2/16/16

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -J.K. Rowling

This quote means SO MUCH to me because I’ve been such a huge fan of Harry Potter for such a long time! J.K. Rowling’s books shaped my childhood in so many ways, and I love that she sends the message that you can grow up to be whoever and whatever you want to be. You can choose goodness, happiness, and light in your life, and I think that message is genuinely important to struggling writers the world over. Not only is it important to struggling writers, but it’s also important to EVERYONE. You can CHOOSE your destiny.

As a writer, this means that I can select the messages I want to send out into the world through my blog and my works. In the past, I was prone to clinging to negativity. Anyone who reads my first book, A Collection of Reflections, could guess that. I have realized over the past few years that I can choose positivity, and I can choose happiness, and that I can elect to share that positivity and happiness with others.

I can opt to share the things that have lifted me up with others and hope to lift them up in turn. I can choose to extend a hand and lift my fellow writers–my fellow human beings–up instead of dragging them down.

When I allowed myself to wallow in misery, I wanted to pull others down with me, but I’ve learned to be better than that. I’ve learned to look for the benefit of everything (even the bad things), and hopefully, make the lives of others better along the way.

I learned a lot of that from reading the Harry Potter series. I hope that someday my writing touches lives in the same way that J.K. Rowling’s writing touched mine.


Guest Posts Wanted!

I would love to feature guest posts from other writers, big and small, concerning the struggles we all face, and the passion that gives us the perseverance to continue pursuing our writing dreams. If you have something to share in this vein, please submit it via email to chelsealclemmons.author@gmail.com.

If you submit a guest post, please include a link to your blog and the name of one work/project of yours (as well as a link to it if it is available for sale, etc.) so that I can promote you to my followers.

Once your guest post has gone live, feel free to share a link to it on your blog, social media, etc. I will share it with mine, plus the Author Promotion Network (@AuthorPromoNet) Twitter accounts that I run. If your book or project falls into a particular genre, let me know so I can promote it for you on the correct branch account(s) as well!

In other news, I am actively seeking books to review. If you have a book or story you’d like me to review, please attach it as a PDF or EPUB file and I will post a review within 40 days of receiving the file.


Quote of the Day – 11/22/15

“I feel I’m moving toward as well as away from something, and anything is possible.”

-Bret Easton Ellis


Quote of the Day – 10/27/2015

“As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”

-Jules Verne


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