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The Words

I just found this AMAZING movie.

Let’s be honest, who hasn’t had seven little devils all around you saying “hey, that would get you published.” Sorry for the Florence and the Machine reference…actually no, I’m not sorry. Florence rocks.

Right! Anyway, I don’t condone plagiarism. What writer in their right mind would? But when you try and try and all you do is keep hitting that brick wall, you erode a bit. The Words is about a writer (sexy Bradley Cooper <3) who can't get published even though all he wants is to be a writer/author. I feel your pain, Sir. We should get together and talk about it 😉

He finds an old MS from another man/boy (sexy Ben Barnes <3) who writes a story, and nothing comes of it. Not the best synopsis, but I'm going off the trailer here, even their synopsis isn't that grand.

Anyway, sexy Bradley steals the old MS, gets published and becomes 50 shades of famous! (I doubt it's that kind of book, but still, haha)

Now the past is coming back to haunt him in the form of Jeremy Irons. I'd be terrified.

Love interests abound with sexy ladies Nora Arnezeder, Olivia Wilde, and Zoe Saldana as the leading ladies.

All I can say is, I've never wanted September to get here so fast, since college!

Who’s going to see it with me?!


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Media Inspiration

There’s nothing like having a writing drought and then pounding out  2,500 words in one night! Of course, it helps when the scene is being perpetuated by it’s own soundtrack. And by soundtrack, I mean the same song being replayed about 23 times 🙂

It might also help that I’ve been on a Writing Movie kick. I don’t mean books turned into movies, more like movies about writing. I’m telling you, you watch Finding Forester and you’re gonna get the kick you need to sit down and start typing. Warning! You might also have the urge to go out and buy a typewriter (stay off Pininterest!).

Some authors, like Stephenie Meyer, actually post their playlists that run through their heads while writing. I think this is a cool idea and very helpful in the motivational/inspirational dept.

My song list right now consists of 3 Doors Down – Let Me Go, Let Love Begin by Flashdrive, and Florence + The Machine- Breath of Life. If I tried naming all the songs I’m running through while writing my new novel it would make this a very looooooong post.

Yes I’m writing a new novel! Still YA but not fantasy so much as just regular fiction. More on that later, when I have a few solid chapters under my belt.

Movies that have me punching my computer key (I wish they were typewriter keys!):

Finding Forester-“You write your first draft with your heart. Then you write your second draft with your head.”

Finding Neverland – “All the great writers start with two things: A good, solid journal and a title”

Midnight in Paris- “No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure. ”

Okay, so I might have paraphrased some of that, but still, you get the idea! What movies/ songs are inspiring you?

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