Monthly Archives: April 2014

Quote of the Week via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net ~ April 25th, 2014

IYCQOW“I write because I love writing. I think I became a writer in order to explore my ideas and responses to the world around me, which I often found it difficult to share with others. Also I liked my autonomy, and a writer can choose his or her own working hours – midnight to dawn or whenever. The difficulty of becoming a writer never bothered me. I knew it was going to work for me sooner or later. And if you’re a writer you don’t have to retire but can keep on doing the thing you love till you drop off the chair.” ~Alex Miller

 


Wednesday Wallpaper ~April 23rd, 2014 via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net

 

Stokowski Wallpaper

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
~Leopold Stokowski

Weekly Writing Spark~April 21st, 2014|| via IgniteYourCreativity.net

“I don’t know how you persist in being so stubborn”…”It’s a superpower. I was bitten by a radioactive mule.” ~ Shannon Hale

Write about what happens when you are bitten by a radioactive ___________.  What unique superpower do you acquire? Are you able to fly, develop superior strength, become invisible or is it something quite unique? What  is it  like on your first day with this new power, are you able to master it quickly or do you develop some “control” issues?

 Get creative, write and more importantly have fun! 🙂

Wednesday Wallpaper ~April 16th, 2014 via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net

Morrison Wallpaper

“Writing is really a way of thinking
–not just feeling but thinking about
things that are disparate, unresolved,
mysterious, problematic or just sweet.”
~ Toni Morrison

Weekly Writing Spark~April 14th, 2014|| via IgniteYourCreativity.net

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin

What is the last book you read? Write about what happens when you switch places with the protagonist (main character). How would you navigate the story you just read? Would you follow the same path? What would you do differently? How would the story end with you as the main character?

Get creative, write and more importantly have fun! 🙂

Wednesday Wallpaper ~April 9th, 2014 via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net

 

Coelho Wallpaper

“If it’s still in your mind, it’s worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Weekly Writing Spark~April 7th, 2014|| via IgniteYourCreativity.net

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ~ Anaïs Nin

Write about a mysterious event  in your life that has never quite been resolved.  What was so mysterious about it?  Did you lose something important?  Did something strange occur that could not be explained?  Are you still trying to find that sock that never made it out of the dryer? What do you think really  happened?  What lead you to your theory?

 Get creative, write and more importantly have fun! 🙂

Quote of the Week via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net ~ April 4th, 2014

IYCQOW

‘Fiction, imaginative work that is, is not dropped like a pebble upon the ground, as science may be; fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.’ ~ Virginia Woolf

 


Absolution ~The Broken Diaries Cover Reveal by Carlyle Labuschagne #ABSOLUTION #TheBrokeDiaries

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Absolution 

Confessions of a Clone

is book one in The Broken Diaries series of novellas.

Can be read as a stand alone or as a companion novella to 

Expected release date: October 2014

Genre: Upper YA Science Fiction

 excerpt

(Unedited)

So my secret is out you say? That would depend witch secret you are referring to. That I am a clone? Everyone knows that by now. Or that I have a dark disease pulsating through my veins, one I am quite fond of? Big deal. It’s exciting, never to have to hold back, unpredictability is a drug. We all crave it.  So what possible secret could I hold that is worth keeping? Imagine me giving you a sly smirk right now because I have not the misfortune of compassion that will cause me to spill my secrets. Without them there is no hand to be dealt.
Will my secret keep him close? Perhaps. But here is my confession, I have something better than secrecy. I have absolution. With me, he is not bound, it will be out of choice. With me, he never has to hold back. And I would love him for the good and especially in the bad. When I gave my word that I’d stop my tricks – I lied. That’s the thing with obsession. I does not care. It only wants, and it is so fixated on want, that it becomes need, and it shall have all it wants and needs.  And while I have no time to ponder who I am, clone – what a stupid word, I am already on my way to loving him forever. That’s how I play it, because I just don’t care.  Everyone knows I am nothing like my pathetic prime. That with me, it’s all bad intentions and violent, narcissistic adoration. That is not who I am. I am but one thing – in absolution. 
 
 
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About the author

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Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award wining author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel “The Broken Destiny” reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.
 

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Thank you so much for your time!
Best wishes, 

Carlyle Labuschagne

 

Wednesday Wallpaper ~April 2nd, 2014 via www.IgniteYourCreativity.net

Davinci Wallpaper

“It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment rarely
sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.”
~Leonardo da Vinci

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