REBLOG: Tough Questions: Are You a Feminist?

What began as a simple question for a fellow blogger, “are you a feminist,” evolved into an amazing post that just happen to reiterate why all women should be feminist.

Everything and Nothing

Life is pretty amazing. How you ask?
I learnt the last few days I spent smart phone less that my brain,
is way more functional than I give it credit for.
Also that aside from keeping me in the dark about people’s business that’s always front and center on social media I can survive outside of the superficial world smart phones created..
Point is its good to be back..

So again I say life is amazing but this isn’t about life and all the amazeballness  it carries around.
This is about answering questions raised by her Royal
Inspirer my fave blog buddy who takes this more seriously than me.
Her name is Atim and she blogs at Atim’s Thoughts.

She nominated me for the Sisterhood Blog Award. Part of her job as nominator is to ask me 10 questions and my job is to answer them..
This nomination was…

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10 Mistakes Aspiring Creative Writers Make

I found this on The Writers Circle Facebook page. I thought this would help fellow writers.

To add,

11. Not finishing your first draft completely before beginning the editing process.

12. Not letting others critique your work.

Feel free to post more suggestions below.

Living in the Moment,

Ebby Lane ♥


 

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Loving Me Daily Series: Be Flawless

Journey to Loving Me, Daily Series

A famous passage that I’m sure you’re familiar with, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but we are powerful beyond measure.”  A few lines down is the part I want to highlight, “….We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.” Marianne Williamson

I loathed when people claim someone is too confident.

Yes, I know there are people in the world that are annoyingly into themselves and unduly conceited.

That’s not who I’m talking about. I’m talking about the people who know their worth, know who they are, know what they want and do not apologize or dumbed themselves down for it.

Being confidence isn’t a bad thing. It only becomes negative when you begin to treat others or believe others are in some way below you. In fact, I believe

it is important for a woman to enter a room and feel she is the most beautiful woman in the room.

She does not feel this because she is vainly comparing herself to other women. No, she feels this way because she knows who she is and that is what makes her beautiful. Zora Neele Hurston once said, “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” Imagine, if we could all be that confident in ourselves in a healthy, balanced way.

This week’s challenge, Be Flawless!

Take the time to look good for you! Do your hair and make up extra cute! Get dolled up for no reason!

Be Fabulous!

Be Flawless!!!!

Most importantly be YOU and do not apologize for it! Don’t forget to take that Selfie! #LovingMeDailyBeingFlawless. Make it public so I can tag you on the Facebook page.

 

Living in the Moment,

Ebby Lane

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A Vision Board for 2016

Right now, you are probably still being bombarded with post on how the New Year is the impetus to a fresh start. You know, the whole trite New Year, New me motto. By the way, I’m guilty of using that in previous years. Yes, I know the turning of the number tends to invoke motivation and a sudden drive to accomplish those goals that you’ve postponed for years. Nevertheless, it can easily be a trap,

a repetitious cycle of short-lived ambitions that fade as the months float by and before you know it, it is December again.

Nope, I refuse to write another post about fleeting determinations. So, how do we change this detrimental, yet common habit? I have an idea. It may seem mediocre, but since we are visual creatures by nature. You know, the whole eyes being the entryway into our… you get it.  Either way, oftentimes, seeing is truly believing.

My sister- in-law showed me her vision board over the holidays. A hot pink cardboard poster tatted with magazine printouts of symbols and letters that kind of, sort of resemble the stalker letters in the movie, “The Body Guard” when I think about it. Nevertheless, I was immediately intrigued and inspired. I have much I desire to accomplish, or finish up for that matter in 2016. The main thing is publishing my third novel. I am beyond excited about that! There are plenty of others things too.

  1. Become a better writer
  2. Focus more on my blog
  3. Network
  4. Market
  5. Apply for the Master’s program
  6. Attend the DFW Writer’s Conference in April (BTW, IS ANYONE ELSE ATTENDING?)

Okay, so it ended up being another post about a fresh start to the New Year. However, a vision board mapping out our plans may be that extra push we need to ensure we reach the finish line this time.

So, what about you? Have you ever created a vision board? Do you plan to?

 

Living in the Moment,

Ebby


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REBLOG: 2016 and Masterpieces

I had to share this. It seems like today what is popular, whether it be books, movies or music is not always “great” or timeless. Nowadays, you can create a song that makes no lyrical sense and it can become an instant hit because of a well-known artist or the beat behind it. The same goes with books, a bestseller doesn’t have to be great writing any more, just content that excites people. It would be great if more of us would strive to create timeless pieces and not just what is currently popular. Thanks for the thought Anthony
“…one of us will create that next timeless masterpiece” -Anthony Taylor

WRITE OF MIGHT

Prepare yourselves! 2016 is among us. Another year for us to publish our most profound work and get accepted into the Super Supreme Writer Association.

Wondering what that is, I bet? Well, most of the members can be found in artwork at you local Barnes and Noble. Maybe above or around the coffee serving area.

I wonder how you feel about today’s books, though? You think people like us centuries from now will be quoting Neil Gaiman and praising him for his work like we do Poe or Hemingway?

Come on! One of us will create that next timeless masterpiece! Which one of us has that Dante Inferno syndrome going??

Could be you! Could be me! Let’s make it happen in 2016! Happy New Year, synergists! Be safe out there!

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