― Neil Gaiman
So why fairy tales this week? Well, my new found obsession for Once Upon a Time for one and secondly...I'm a sucker for a good fairy tale!
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
"Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars." - Martin Luther King
"Women are made to be loved not understood." - Oscar Wilde
Just a little something to think about this week! So many good ones that I just couldn't choose only one!
I've read many times that each person has a unique voice when they write. This is sometimes referred to as their style. I am a firm believer that people are unique and being an avid reader I see it with each book that I read. So it is safe to say that I've got my own style!
I write a lot in a days time...as a writer I am always jotting ideas on a scrap of paper or finishing up my latest chapter. But I also write as a nurse...we call it charting but it is writing. I'm telling a unique story about the IV that I started or the medicine that I'm giving. I'm documenting how I changed a dressing or taught a patient about their medications. I am amazed when I read other nurses charting because their voice/style is so unique from nurse to nurse!
Charting or doxumenting requires quick and to the point writing...no flourishing and no emotion...well, no personal emotions anyways. I often find that when I edit I am always finding instances where I am charting when I write instead of writing!
One of my favorite mistakes I'd when I am dead set on a name or made up location when I remember why that's not a good word to use...it is a medication!!! I laugh and change it!
A great example of a time I didn't change it was Salin. So, where did this mysterious name of a planet come from? We use normal saline a lot...soooo after a shift of saying saline all night it was only too easy to name a planet...Salin!
Tis Sunday again and this is a little something to get your noggin cranking for the week!
"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." - Abraham H. Maslow