Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

So far I've written three posts for today but they're not especially happy so let me leave you with this...



If you will
practice
being fictional for a while,

you will understand
that fictional characters
are sometimes more real
than people with
bodies and heartbeats.


Richard Bach ~ Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

35 comments:

Christine Danek said...

SO true. Have a great weekend!

Al said...

They do say truth is stranger than fiction.

So I guess fiction is realer than truth is a reflection of that.

Hope tomorrow is less sad.

Christi Goddard said...

Buck up lil camper! *is such a hypocrite*

You know my email if you need to vent, chickadee.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love it. It's so true. I swear I know my characters than I know my own husband. Sad, huh?

Hope things brighten up for you soon. *hugs*

She Writes said...

Funny I wrote about a man I cared about in a piece called "Fiction." I like this quote you have today.

Jaydee Morgan said...

I totally agree!

Have a great weekend :)

sarahjayne smythe said...

Great post. So very true. Thanks for sharing it with us and have a great weekend. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Intriguing quote! I'll be thinking about that today!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Such a true statement... love it!

Have a lovely weekend Anne!!!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Ann Best said...

A truly happy quote. And I hope you have a very HAPPY weekend!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fourth time was a charm!

Tahereh said...

so, so beautiful. LOVED it!

have a fabulous weekend, darling :D

Lydia Kang said...

Yes, sometimes I'd rather hang out with a book than with real people. I have to make sure I don't become a hermit!

Summer said...

IT's gonna be a hot one. Sweat out your worries, and then cleanse it all in the pool (some of us have to make do with a bathtub).

Have a fab-o weekend, and I"ll see you on the flip side.

Crystal Cook said...

Great quote! have a happy weekend :)

E. Elle said...

Fabulous quote and so very true. I hope you have a happy weekend! :o)

Elliot Grace said...

...words to live by:)

Creepy Query Girl said...

very true. It's crazy sometimes how things I'm writing about influence my 'real time' mood. If its a fun scene, I'm all smiles. If its sad, I have a heavy heart for a while and my hubby just doesn't get it...

Ed Pilolla said...

it's so true, and one of the gifts of writing fiction. there is so much truth in the imagination we channel.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Great quote!

Susan Fields said...

Love that quote - have a good weekend, Anne!

Terry Towery said...

Apt quote! Hang in there, Anne. There's better times ahead for both of us. I can feel it. Have a great and relaxing weekend. :)

Guinevere said...

I love that quote! Have a great weekend.

BTW, new post up for the Novel Summer writing challenge - http://thisisnotnotmydayjob.blogspot.com/2010/06/novel-summer-2010-writing-challenge.html
Let us know how it's coming if you get the chance! And feel free to vent if you need to - I know I feel a vent coming on. :)

Kristi Faith said...

Get some rest and have a great weekend. Hope you start feeling happy soon! :0)

notesfromnadir said...

That's a fascinating quote. I do think he has a good point.

laughingwolf said...

exactly...

hope your weekend's grand!

DL Hammons said...

Nail on head moment! One of the things I've heard a couple times about characters in my book is "would people really do that? Drop everything just to help a friend?" In my fictional world they do! Maybe the real world could learn from that?

Elaine AM Smith said...

Fiction grows from our understanding of the human condition - I just wrote that over on my Blog - without the poetry!

And that was just freaky:
Word Verification: Happe - name of the researcher, studying precocious talents, who interviewed my boy at four.

The Words Crafter said...

This is so true...I keep them in my mind, the ones I created when there was no one else...along with the ones I met and befriended in those wondrous paper kingdoms...
Happy Weekend!

Christine said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Lola Sharp said...

I'm sorry you are having a difficult day, Anne.
But I adore what you went with for your post.

Enjoy floating in your pool with MB this weekend.
Know you are worthy and talented and kind.

Love,
Lola

Linda G. said...

Good quote. You have a fabulous weekend, too! :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear you haven't had happy posts to share! I hope everything is going okay. I love what you've shared here, though. It's perfect. :)

Talli Roland said...

Love this, Anne!

Hope you're having a great weekend so far.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I definitely have these sorts of days. Some days I just end up not posting at all. But I hope that soon you find yourself writing happy posts. You've posted a lovely poem, though. Very insightful.