For the Love of a Word Blog Tour: Book Spotlight & Book Snippet

This week has been so surreal for me.

Not only is a really good friend of mine been visiting this week (and sharing all her publishing knowledge), but since reading this nonfiction book I’m featuring, I feel I’m embracing a side of me that I didn’t fully embrace before.

I’m claiming I’m a writer and “implementing” those changes internally.

Of course, the encouraging love letters of For the Love of a Word was one of the catalysts to make this happen.

And the exciting thing is, I’m sharing one of my favorite poems called MUSE!

Check out what this inspiring book is about (and all the authors featured) and read the full poem that I absolutely loved by Savannah Jezowski.

About the Book

A collection of love letters to creative souls.

For your inspiration and encouragement.

“There is a strange beauty in this lonely work; to create is to realize my connection with things greater than myself, and soon enough the work is not lonely at all, but blessed and beloved.”

Featuring the words of sixteen writers, For the Love of a Word is designed to encourage, inspire, and uplift you in your journey.

Showcasing the words and hearts of:

Savannah Jezowski

Annie Harley

Kathy Twitchell

C.F. Barrows

Abigail Marie

Keturah Lamb

Emily Vedder

Isabella Morganthal

Katherine Brown

Melissa Holliday

Lauren Grinder

Rachel Katherine

Selina J. Eckert

Rebecca Woodie

C.S. Taylor

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Book Snippet

MUSE

I know I haven’t been around much.

I’m in that place—you know the one,

that place

where all is murky and uninspired—

too tired to think, too sad to dream.

The words won’t come.

Sleep is empty, dreamless,

exhausted.

 

I see you sitting, pen idle, waiting.

If I could, I’d come and fill you with dreams.

I love your words,

how you take me and form me

into beautiful thoughts.

But just now, I can’t be formed—

too scarred, too brittle,

too invisible.

 

I know I haven’t been around much,

but don’t give up on me.

I’ll come back.

I always come back

because you are mine,

and I am yours.

I love the way you make me more than I am,

more than scars, more than brittle,

more than nothing.

 

Without your pen,

I’d be just a scent on the wind,

a stagnant pond with no outlet,

an invisible face in a mirror—

less than a memory

because I never was.

So wait for me:

I want to fill a book

and live.

 

Savannah Jezowski

About the Author

Annie Louise Twitchell is a homeschool graduate who is obsessed with dragons and fairy tales. She enjoys reading, writing, poetry, and many forms of art. When she’s not writing, she can often be found reading out loud to her cat, rabbit, and houseplants, or wandering barefoot in the area around her Western Maine home. In addition to seven published works, she has several poetry awards and pieces in four anthologies.

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By | 2019-07-18T09:21:24-04:00 July 18th, 2019|Bookish Love|0 Comments

About the Author:

Laura A. Grace has a thrilling obsession with supporting her favorite authors. From book blogging to participating in photo challenges, she's always seeking new ways to spread the book love. More than once her handsome ninja husband has heard the squeals of a late night fangirl as she reads a new plot twist or hears from her author friends. She and her family live in North Carolina, where they wield plastic lightsabers and keep an eye out for wandering unicorns.

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