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Being a Writer

A Magical Place

Behind my office door lies a magical place…

A Magical Place

“Behind my office door lies a magical place… filled from floor to ceiling with tangible, nostalgic bits and pieces of days gone by. One-of-a-kind treasures—plucked from auctions, antique and used furniture stores, and garage sales—melded among cherished, family heirlooms.

When I step through the door, it’s as if the walls enfold the memories around me. I’m a naive child again, filled with the wonder of life’s possibilities.

Childhood places hold no limits or boundaries for dreams, fantasies, creativity… or imagination. I can safely meander to distant destinations. Hold fast to whomever I choose. Stay for as long as the enchantment endures.

For as long as my fingers can type… for as long as my heart can sing… for as long as my mind has memories, I write happy endings, and right the unhappy ones.

 

~ C L Gillmore – Novelist and Poet


The Tangible Somethings and The Intangible Memories
“Bits and Pieces” – A Behind the Scenes Writing Perspective
From Poet and Award-Winning Author, C. L. Gillmore

 

 

 

A Magical Place

 

A Constant Battle Waged

Writing provided two outlets for me.

 One allowed me to fantasize and escape the realities of life.

The other kept me in touch with the person deep inside…

the person who knew the difference between fantasy and reality.

It helped me to stay in touch with me.

It helped me to stay in touch with reality.

Fantasy and reality.

A constant battle I waged with myself.”

~ C L Gillmore – Novelist and Poet

A Constant Battle Waged

A Constant Battle Waged

A Constant Battle Waged

Life Experiences + Imagination

Life Experiences

Life Experiences + Imagination

and Imagination

 

As a writer, I develop ideas from my life experiences and from my imagination.

For me, it’s similar to working a puzzle. I fit the isolated pieces of personal experience, memories, and imagination into a storyline… into the personal life of a character. When all the pieces fit perfectly together, a completed picture emerges… a poem, a story, a novel.

 

There are thousands and thousands of puzzle pieces scattered inside my head. They are part of the tangible somethings that combine with the intangible memories. Both combine to spark my imagination and creativity.

 

~ C L Gillmore – Novelist and Poet

 

Life Experiences + Imagination

The Power of Words

“At an early age, I understood words

and the power they held to transport me,

but now, I understand how words

can transport others, as well.”

~ C. L. Gillmore

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

 

 

The Power of Words

Bits and Pieces

Working in my office this morning

on a series of blog posts entitled,

“Bits and Pieces”

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

 

Bits and Pieces

A Behind the Scenes Writing Perspective From Author and Poet, C. L. Gillmore.

 

These blogs will provide the platform for future speaking presentations.

 

I’ve filled my office from top to bottom with “bits and pieces” from my life.

 

Collectively, they are the “tangible somethings” that go with the “intangible memories”… providing the inspiration that fuels my imagination and creativity as a writer.

 

Bits and Pieces

A Writer and a Poet

Inside lurked a writer and a poet

 

A Writer and a Poet
Excerpt from the novel,

 

 

A Friend Request,

~ by C L Gillmore
Inside Rose lurked a writer and a poet who communicated her observations, her inner thoughts and feelings, her insecurities, through writing. She found escape from her demons and comfort from loneliness through writing. And she kept everything she wrote in black, three-ringed notebooks or in a little black, leather diary she carried in her purse.

A Writer and a Poet

A Friend Request in The Focus

WOW!!

A Friend Request!

A Friend Request in The Focus

Check out the Author’s Corner, pages 12-13,

of the January 2015 Issue of The Focus magazine!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Award winning poet, novelist and Iowa native, C.L. Gilmore lived most of her childhood in Muscatine, a small picturesque town nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River. Her beautiful poetry and detailed story lines reflect her Midwest roots.

“I weave the details of what I know best into my writing.  I remember hot summer nights along the Mississippi, and crisp autumn mornings waiting for the school bus; small-town football games; Homecoming dances, and the smell of mum corsages; former teachers and students; former friends and lovers; local bands, music, rock festivals, and drugs; campus riots, assassinations, and war protests. These day-to-day remembered details, breathe life into a character, and lend credibility to setting and storyline.”

 Click here to read more about Cheryl Gillmore and A Friend Request in The Focus magazine!

A Friend Request in The Focus

To Be A Paperback Writer

Just a “gentle” reminder if you’ve read my latest novel,

 

To Be A Paperback Writer

A FRIEND REQUEST,

would you take a few moments and write an Amazon Book Review for me?

Thank you.

Your time is greatly appreciated!

After all… I WANT TO BE A PAPERBACK WRITER!

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It’s based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job so I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer!
It’s a thousand pages, give or take a few
I’ll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it ’round and I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer!

 ~ lyrics by Paul McCartney and John Lennon

 

 

 

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To Be a Paperback Writer

You are invited!

You are invited to the Author Palooza!

Read the details by clicking here!

 

Saturday November 1, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Dog-Eared Pages

16428 N. 32nd Street, Suite 111

Phoenix, Arizona 85032

602.283.5423

 

For more information on C.L. Gillmore visit her website at www.clgillmore.com

For more information on Ann Narcisian Videan visit her website at http://anvidean.com and www.videanunlimited.com

 CL Gillmore

 

 

CL Gillmore

Author Palooza on November 1st

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CL Gillmore

 

 

 

Good morning, PHOENIX! I am getting excited about the upcoming  AUTHOR PALOOZA/BOOK SIGNING EVENT

 

LOCATION:   DOG-EARED PAGES 

DATE:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

TIME:  12:00 p.m. – 4:00

I hope you’ll stop by and let me sign a copy of A FRIEND REQUEST just for you!

Signed copies of A Friend Request, including free shipping, are available from my website at www.clgillmore.com.

Ebook and paperback also available on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+Friend+Request+C+L+Gillmore

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