Quotables: Writing Edition II

In this post, I wanted to include some quotes from my first book Just A Unicorn. 💚 My first book was published in October 2018. The book is still available for purchase on Amazon.com. This nonfiction book was written to inspire and encourage. It’s my story but it’s also the story of many other young women. I believe even young men could get something from this book. Enjoy!

Just A Unicorn is comprised of nine themes even though there are twelve chapters. The last three chapters are for fun: short stories, haikus, and a questionnaire. The quotes below were cherry-picked from different chapters. On a special note: I realize many people now associate “unicorns” with little girls. Well, my book is not a children’s book. I’ve referred to myself as a unicorn for a very long time. It has some serious/heavy themes in it that are not for anyone under 16. There are some parents that may feel like it should not be for anyone under 18 …well I will let the parent make that call. Yet, I am making a special note to say it is definitely NOT for anyone under 16 unless they are mature enough to read about different forms of abuse. This book is about dealing with growing up and dealing with self-esteem issues but also how to move on from it and gain your voice.

Fear captures us by the throat and doesn’t show mercy. It engulfs us like a wildfire. In the midst of our anguish, we hang on to the hope that if we could just fight off the flames, we will be heroes.

People who are codependent need others to help validate them. They really need people to NEED them.

Young people are often warned about physical abuse when they begin dating. Yet, emotional abuse needs to be included in that conversation as well.

I believe we all seek control over something. Many times addiction starts with needing control..

What I do know is that my shopping addiction ruined my life. Shopping satisfied me in ways other areas of my life could not. I needed to feel good about myself and only a new pair of shoes or a blouse could make that happen.

Draw a Line. You Have Rights Too.

I didn’t understand why my friends would feign ignorance on cultural matters to impress a boy. Why wasn’t it OK to let a boy know you were just as smart, or smarter than him?

The first step to gaining respect is to treat yourself with respect.

I want honesty in my friendships. I would not have it any other way. It does not serve me well to surround myself with “yes” people.

Never take things too personally.

Sometimes I feel like I am holding a box filled with little trinkets that are looking for their final home. Are we not all little trinkets looking for our final destinations?

Writers have to learn to write about things that are a little uncomfortable without apologizing.

Link to purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1724172204/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_NNS0HJJB33TZVDF370CV

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I attached some of my favorite quotes about writing. Please let me know in the comments if you find one you really like.

This is the Songs That Inspire Writing Playlist – Theme of July/August. You can click through it to get to all 8 songs of the playlist. All you have to do to move on to the next song is go up to the top of the video. You will see an icon that looks like a menu in the right corner. Click on it and it will show you the full list of videos.

Every month there will be a new playlist that matches the theme. Please check out the playlist because you may discover a new song. I take a lot of time curating my playlists that feature different genres. The playlist is usually on the HOME PAGE. This month I thought I would put it on the HOME PAGE and add it to this blog post as well.

Until next time…💛

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