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Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Beatitudes for Writers

8 Beatitudes for Writers
Blessed are the poor in spirit writers, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven of gratefulness when they win new books from blog contests.
Blessed are the meek writers, for they shall possess the land the agents and publishers who reject them will, luckily, never face their wrath.
Blessed are they the writers who mourn, for they shall be comforted it is said: If there’s no tears in the writer, then there’s no tears in the reader.
Blessed are they the writers that hunger and thirst after justice for improvement, for they shall have their fill will see encouraging rejection letters and eventual publication.
Blessed are the merciful writers, for they shall obtain mercy can imagine another’s feelings and reactions and can write with passion about experiences they’ve never even had and people they’ve never even met.
Blessed are the clean of heart writers, for they shall see God will (most likely) still have friends and family who will want to hang out when the novel is finished.
Blessed are the peacemakers troublemakers, for they shall be called the children of God will create such booming conflict and sizzling tension that even Donald Maass will marvel.
Blessed are they the writers that suffer persecution for justices’ sake endure baseless reviews, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven is the last laugh when they put the reviewers in novel #2 and get their revenge.
Which of these beatitudes is most closely related to your writing journey? 
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!

23 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That's a nice variant on the Beatitudes! All the best with your writing!

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

Shelley Sly said...

I love this, Laura! I especially like the one about writers who mourn, because no tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. I keep that in mind when writing an emotional scene: if it doesn't bring me to tears, it won't for anyone else.

Journaling Woman said...

This is cute!!!! I want to add, God bless the writers.

T

Clarissa Draper said...

I should print this and put it up on my wall! Love it.

Betty Alark said...

Very creative, Laura!

I think for me Beatitude #4 would describe where I am!

I really like the sound of that word - Beatitude!!

Looking forward to more of your ingenuity! C you tomorrow!!

Bish Denham said...

These are great! And I can identify with them all, but #2 fits me well.

Bluestocking said...

I liked the 3rd & 4th ones... neat idea. I'm impressed by all the A to Z ers... best of luck with the rest of the challenge!

Julie Dao said...

"Blessed are the poor in spirit writers, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven of gratefulness when they win new books from blog contests."

THIS - yes! I've won two blog contests in the past week including your own :)

Robin Weeks said...

Very nice. Me love. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

This is a cool B post for the challenge.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Jennifer Shirk said...

That was great, Laura!

Kristi said...

This is awesome...love it! :)

Margo Kelly said...

Oh my! That is funny! Way to go.

And, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. :) Enjoy the award! And, have a great week.

Jennifer Lane said...

Wonderful post! This beatitude sounds like most fun:

:Blessed are they the writers that suffer persecution for justices’ sake endure baseless reviews, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven is the last laugh when they put the reviewers in novel #2 and get their revenge."

but the first one probably fits me best (ah, winning books).

Leigh Covington said...

LOL! This is freakin awesome!!! I love it! Totally brilliant. Right now I'm relating to the first one, but there are a few that are hitting close to home! Great stuff Laura!

OT Ebby said...

Hoping for Blessings on your writing!

Good luck for the rest of the A-Z challenge.

Ebby

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I love the last one about reviewers. I'll have to put them in my next book. Great post. You're so clever!

Ashley Nixon said...

lol. This was so clever! And so very true! Great job!

Gina said...

Clever post! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Best of luck!

From Diary of a writer in Progress

Ann Best said...

This post, Laura, is SO creative! I love it!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone!! Thank you very much for all of your kind and thoughtful comments. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting and thank you to those who are new followers! Welcome to Wavy Lines, Betty, Robin, Jennifer, and Ashley!! I hope everyone is having fun with this A to Z Challenge. See you around the blogosphere!!!

Love,
Laura

Tara Tyler said...

look at you! i love this!

Laura Marcella said...

Tara- Thank you!! I'm glad you like it. Hope you're having fun A to Z-ing!!