"Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weaknesses into reasons to keep fighting." —> Today we start Phase II of the #30daysofwriting challenge. After Phase I (the Thesis / Reacquaintance / Introduction / New Habit Pains), for the next 10 Days we’ll go deeper into the Antithesis, the Plot / Conflict / Rebellion. It’s always a good time to tap into the darker, more life-altering side of your art & explore fears, demons, blockages, motives & purpose. Boxing gloves - optional - only if you can still type.)
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"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." - Charles Bukowski - 💡PUT THIS ON YOUR FRIDGE.
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"Her face felt like it was scattered in pieces and she could not keep it straight. The feeling was a whole lot worse than being hungry for any dinner, yet it was like that. I want—I want—I want—was all that she could think about—but just what this real want was she did no know."
— Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter