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Will A Quote Cure Writer's Block?

I'm powered by quotes. Did God not create the universe with the word? (Think Nikola Tesla here: If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.) Is the word not vibration, a frequency? Is there not energy behind it? If there is no energy, it is silence, is it not? Then why wouldn't a quote cure writer's block?
"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." ~Vickie Karp

This is the writing perspective I've needed. There is a tornado of words in my mind that form a story that spans 14 centuries, has about a dozen or so characters, each wanting to speak at the same time! Where do I start? Who speaks first? I have a vision of an old man in an ancient castle, an alchemist, time traveler and former assassin (they had it coming!) writing his memoirs when someone knocks on the door ... of the Darkside of the Mind™

Depiction of Castle Alamut

Darkside Johnny and Larry Thunder: All Along The Watchtower Cover

Kicking off my music blog with an improvised version of, All Along the Watchtower , featuring Larry Thunder on vocals. He came over to show ...


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