Weekly Writing Spark~ April 14th, 2014|| WriterzBlox.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! :)

Weekly Writing Spark~ April 7th, 2014|| WriterzBlox.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.WriterzBlox.net ~ April 4th, 2014

“At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that — the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, train himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance. That is, to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is … curiosity to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does. And if you have that, then I don’t think the talent makes much difference, whether you’ve got that or not.” ~ William Faulkner

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

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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

 

Weekly Writing Spark~ March 31st, 2014|| WriterzBlox.net

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”~ Nelson Mandela
What is your passion in life?  Do you paint, write, play music, act or whatever it is you choose, how is it meaningful to you? Are you actively engaging in  this passion? If not, why? Describe the most difficult as well as the most rewarding aspects of pursuing your passion.  Do these challenges and rewards make your passion more engaging?

 Reflect and write! :)

Quote of the Week via www.WriterzBlox.net ~March 28th, 2014

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.”  ~Anne Lamott