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The Wrong Thinker’s Guide To Being A Successful Novelist (Or Any Kind Of Creative)

WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD

Without freedom of speech, we no longer have freedom of thought. Without freedom of thought, how the hell are we supposed to be creative?

 

– Source – Someone cleverer than me, probably JP.

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Litany Against Fear – Frank Herbert

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Always liked this quote …

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

 

Frank Herbert

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

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Quote of the day …

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”

 

Les Brown

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links

I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.

Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.

 

I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.

 

(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)

I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.

It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.

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Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie

Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …

Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie

Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene

Irene has been a long term friend here on WordPress, ever since we bumped into each other via the Harsh Reality blog. Irene blogs about life, family and her beautiful Jewellery designs.

I really enjoyed this piece of writing, Irene, because you said lots of nice things about me, which I’m always happy to hear … Pizza and beer or wine, yeah definitely up for that, it’s “a date”, let me know when you’re flight arrives ! Continue reading Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene

“Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt

I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt

REBLOG – First Night Design | “Tell you what we’ll do,” she said. “We’ll drive to town and…”

Originally posted on First Night Design:
Beached Dinghy @ Sarah Vernon “Tell you what we’ll do,” she said. “We’ll drive to town and get some pickles, and some bread, and we’ll eat the pickles in the car, and then we’ll… Continue reading REBLOG – First Night Design | “Tell you what we’ll do,” she said. “We’ll drive to town and…”

Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – FINAL ROUND

I’ve been on a bit of break, other commitments and “things”, so about time for the final round of Team Charisma World People.

There was a period I wasn’t able to answer comments, so apologies to anyone who commented during that time 🙂 … do my best, it’s all I can do … omnipotent I am not …

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New Guest Bloggers

The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :

Matt Hankey

Janice Wald

Irene

The Gospel of Barney

Noelle aka “NAG”

Leslie swo8

Yoshiko

Guys and gals – please see my original post for the rules, and let me know you agree on that post … that’s your first intelligence test … hint – use the search box on my sidebar or the link under my TCWP graphic 😀

It gives great me pleasure to welcome you on board Team Charisma World People – totally looking forward to seeing what you’ll put together 😀

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STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much)

At the top of my blog, just below the menu, is says – “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” – IN FACT ON EVERY SINGLE OF MY 2000 OR SO PAGES ! …

The same line has been there for a couple of years now 🙂

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“Screw” by Don Charisma

So it confuses me why anyone would condescend to give me advice (in public) on my caring what other people think of me …

A recent commenter told me they thought the title of one of my photos “offensive” and went on to tell me that they thought I’d offended other people because of “reasons” (undisclosed “reasons”) … ALL ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT TO THE TITLE AND SUBJECT OF MY POST, I might add, which is why I provide a comment box …

Ricky Jervais said it pretty well :

We have to stop this recent culture of people telling us they’re offended and expecting us to give a fuck.

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To which he got over 10000 retweets and over 3000 favourites (likes) … So …