Tuesday Tidbits #20



Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!



A good title is like a colorful book jacket. It grabs the mind’s eye and begs the reader to look inside. However, the content will need to be able to stand on its own no matter how pretty the cover.



Collaboration is like a torrid love affair. A passionate tryst between two writers. They mingle, mesh, and marry their thoughts in a beautiful display of their shared view.



Kind praise is always welcome and inspires a writer to continue their efforts. Negative words are harder, but just as important. For they are how our work grows and becomes what we always hoped it would be.



Sometimes what is not said is just as important as what is. It is often the empty spaces which hold the greatest truths.



If with great detail you describe to me your childhood home, I will have a mental image of that while I read your words. If you tell me how you felt in your childhood home, I will have the mental image of my own childhood home and likely share some of the same emotions you recall. It will create the unique condition of feeling understood for both reader and writer.



No two lives are ever exactly the same. Our experiences are uniquely our own. But for a writer to insinuate that they have loved better, suffered more, or made greater sacrifices is driven by ego and hubris. It is the quickest way to create a disconnect with a reader.



I did not come out of the womb a writer or poet. It is just something that happened. Somewhere along the way, the words of another touched me in a way that was transcendent. And off I ran desperate to have the same effect on someone else. And along that journey a passion grew. It is a road open to anyone who wishes to travel it.




Now get out there and write something!





14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #20”
  1. Kaylen says:

    The last twoπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Another marvelous collection of quotes. The collaboration & childhood home are my favorites. ❀❀

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you kindly, my dear friend! Sometimes when we write detailed descriptive words we also limit the reader’s own imagination. Hope you have a great day! ❀

  3. beth says:

    the empty spaces hold the greatest truths. yes.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    Another wonderful collection of quotes. Several resonated with e. The one about negative feedback is one I try to stress to my students. It’s much easier to give positive feedback and it is certainly nice to receive. But if you want to improve, you need some negative feedback, but it is difficult for people to provide such feedback. I tell my students they can practice developing such a skill using me. I always ask them to share something about the course or the way I teach that they feel can be improved. It’s a safe environment (and the feedback is anonymous). Needless to say, some students are better at providing such feedback πŸ™‚

    I also liked your part about sharing your feelings about what you are writing about – never thought about that.

    And finally, the quote about the title of a book. I probably get more excited when I come up with a good title for my blog posts than I do about the post itself. πŸ™‚

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Great! Jewels as usual! This is a great series Brad! Thank you! And you are right, a title is very important and very difficult for me…take good care and all the best, my friend, I know I came late to this post but yesterday was a busy day…

  6. John says:

    This is getting better and better each week! I really enjoyed this. 4th one is my favorite.

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