The Lake

I am very excited to announce that I am now writing a series called “The Lake” over at https://channillo.com/series/the-lake

This a crime thriller that you won’t want to miss! Head on over there now and tell me what you think!

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Inspiring Quotes

Every writer needs the strength to go on. While we wait to hear if we’re going to be published again, or even at all, time can move achingly slow. This is when quotes are just so good. The great ones have been there, we’re not alone.

Here’s some of my favorites:

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” -Aldous Huxley

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” -Lloyd Alexander

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” -Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” -Anaïs Nin

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway

“The Edge…There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” -Hunter S Thompson

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Keep trying and stay inspired!

Ghost writing

When I was a teenager my poetry was published for a college magazine. That magazine doesn’t exist anymore, but I never got my copy with my work.

That was long ago and a hard lesson to learn. Since then I’ve done a lot more writing, including some ghost writing.

For this piece, a magazine had paid a photographer to travel to Belize and take pictures for them. The pictures were beautiful, but when he got back, he was also tasked with writing an article to go with the photos.

I wrote the article for him, and it was published in 2010 in North Valley Magazine.

If you need a ghost writer for any type of writing, I am available. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

Photos by Eric Fairchild

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Evolving is painful

Life is a series of growth spurts, or at least should be. We should be always evolving, always getting better, whatever that means. Nothing should be stagnate.

Sometimes evolution happens when you break. Being broken doesn’t mean you’ll be broken forever; because like all beloved dolls, a little glue will make you all better.

Madness is helpful in writing. Sylvia Plath did it beautifully until she decided to stick her head in the oven. William S Burroughs may have never become an author if he had not shot an arrow through his wife’s head. It was a drug induced accident of course, and thus was born the author.

All my life I have used writing as therapy. Sometimes my short stories were just to make up friends, something the bullied and overlooked don’t get a lot of, or any of, and sometimes I think poetry saved my life.

My father was my best friend and a proud first generation Welshman. I don’t need to tell you this because it’s fairly obvious, but we were a fan of Dylan Thomas. If you know anything of Dylan Thomas, then you know he was from the old country.

As my father lie dying, incoherent, seemingly just a corpse before he was actually dead, I told him through my tears and sobs, “Do not go into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of light!”. Suddenly life came into his eyes, and he smiled at me.

He died hours later.

Writing is a gift, and one I want to share. People have voices and stories and not everyone can share them in the way they want. I am for hire in such cases.

Otherwise, I’m just peddling my works and seeing if this poor merchant can make a difference in the world.

Welcome to my blog.

-Myla Thomas Fairchild