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Monthly Archives: May 2013


CL Gillmore

“Souls recognize each other by the way they feel not by the way they look…”


The first draft

“The first draft of everything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway
Had to share this from Tess Kincaid…thanks!

 CL Gillmore

Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it.

However, even the best writers get stuck from time to time, and it’s always nice to get a push in the right direction. Most authors agree that the first draft is going to be horrible, but as Sylvia Plath says, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

So push through that writer’s block, and get inspired by these amazing tips from famous authors. Pick up that pen, and begin writing. After all, “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” (And we hope you’d trust a quote from Stephen King).

The Dance

CL Gillmore

How far the distance traveled in a beat? A tentative waltz left incomplete…”

CL Gillmore’s, THE DANCE featured in

Hope you’ll check it out!

A tentative waltz—sway, rise and fall.
Forward, side, back—a reflective recall.

Letters and words now carefully framed.
Each thought rehearsed again and again.
No turn or nod is left up to chance.
Steps have become a well-practiced dance.

Cues and timing both cautiously guarded.
The familiar rhythm lost and discarded.
Each dancer wary of crossing that line.
A closed position of mutual resign.

How far the distance traveled in a beat?
A tentative waltz left incomplete.


CL Gillmore

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it…” ~Roald Dahl

What is truly important

CL Gillmore

“I’ve never believed we meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for one reason or another…to lift one another up…to soften and mend hearts…to allow the light to shine again…to remind us of forgotten dreams…to help us see what is truly important.”
C L Gillmore

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes

CL Gillmore

“The true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes…lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favorite suit, autumn and all seasons. Memory. Yes, it being the earth and water of existence…memory.”

~Truman Capote. Other Voices, Other Rooms, 1948.

New Baby Boy Kobel arrives today

CL Gillmore


A new BABY BOY KOBEL is on the way this morning for Adam and Abby…at the hospital since around 3 a.m. Grandma had to do “girly hair” on Whitney and Mya Laine this morning…Yikes! Luckily, Jaxson was on his own. They are at school awaiting news on their new little brother…as we all are!CL Gillmore

Waiting for Prince Charming

CL Gillmore
Excerpt from the novel “A Friend Request,” by C L Gillmore

“As a child, I spent a great deal of time living in an imaginary world, with imaginary friends, talking with voices in my head. Voices who listened…who understood…who protected.

And all the while, I waited for Prince Charming—to sweep me off my feet, hold me in his arms and ride off into the sunset—to live happily ever after.

I knew he was out there. I wondered what he looked like…where he lived…when he would come into my life.

Day after day, year after year…I waited for him…hoping he would find me before it was too late.”

Where do you get your ideas

CL Gillmore

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”

~ Neil Gaimen

Hidden in plain sight

CL Gillmore


“As each new day comes full circle, thousands of miracles happen around, beyond and within us.

Some apparent, some imperceptible…all hidden in plain sight…behind a thin veil of innocence.”

~C L Gillmore