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In The Moment


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Do you know what I mean, even when I can’t find the right words?

There are these rare moments when I feel as though the instant I try to put something into words, it somehow loses some of its meaning. It’s as if the word I’ve found isn’t quite as good as I wanted it to be. And I hate to settle on something unsure & unstable in its meaning. But I guess that’s the thing about words, just about every word has more than one meaning, so it doesn’t feel quite as real or definitive.

Sometimes I just have to put my limited vocabulary aside & simply bask in the moment I’ve become a part of somehow. No labels, no words, just a feeling that eludes description.

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Quotes: Brevity


Brevity is always best when dealing with poetry and women.

“Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.” ― Louise Brooks

“Personally, I am always more impressed by simplicity, clarity; it is the mark of a writer who knows his subject well and is secure enough not to ‘lay it on’ in the telling. Aim for complexity of thought, not expression.” ― Noah Lukeman

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When To Put Down The Pen


1) You’ve had more than enough characters running around in your head.

2) The cramps in your style outweigh the cramps in your hand.

3) There’s nothing more you can say. Every detail seems lackluster & understated.

4) It’s time to put down the pen when you can do so with ease. The addiction has lost its appetite.

5) If you don’t care about the misstakes you’ve obviously made, u should stop.

6) Recklessly excessive use of unnecessary words is a major sign you’ve gone over the deep end. Word porn can be annoying.

Disclaimer: I am not “putting down the pen”.

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Reader Writer


What has the world come to when dreams don’t come true?
Won’t always get it right, but I’ve still gotta try.
The closer I get to naming the corners of your mind, the sooner I’ll know where we stand.
You don’t have to feel anymore, that’s what you have me for.
Let me put some thought into you.

When I can’t read her, I write her.
Blurring the lines.
Reader Writer, here we go again.

Reader Writer, give me something to go on.
Gave you what you need, supply & demand.
You win, but then again you always do.
Didn’t mean to change your mind or make you forget your hesitation.
Always pushing through the words you say, in hopes that you don’t love in a black & white world.
Do you want to flip through our history books together?

When I can’t read her, I write her.
Blurring the lines.
Reader Writer, let me ease your mind.

Captured by another unexpected feeling on the verge of becoming real.
No, you’re not alone.
I can’t be like everybody, I can’t tell you what you want to hear.
Cus I just invited myself into your life like Sunshine.
And now that I’ve got you, I’m gonna need you all the time.

When I can’t read her, I write her.
Blurring the lines.
Reader Writer, put it down again.

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Exciting Explorations


“I write to explore, not to excite.” – Stephen Quammie

After having a discussion with a friend of mine who is getting ready to publish another Ebook, I found myself stuck on this one line I said. I am always curious where one line will take me. Will I write something with ease or will it be an uphill battle?

I don’t really aim to grab anyone’s attention (yes, as a Writer I want to be read), I want to have a conversation, or a journey of sorts. I want my words to not only represent me, but to also be an extension of you. I don’t know you & you don’t know me, but on some level after scratching the surface, we aren’t all that different. I want to figure out what makes us click, while celebrating our differences.

You guys push me to be better. You inspire me with your vivid stories & gripping visuals. Looking at your world allows me to write & express things that are outside of my realm of knowledge or experience, but through connecting with you I am able to take on your joys & pains with you, in my own way.

Sometimes I’m not really writing about myself at all, I’ve just become the face of what someone is feeling because it’s easier to see & accept things from a distance. (Speaking of which, I need to get my eyes checked.)

I say all of that, to say this:

Life would be pretty boring without you. Thanks for being my muses.

Much love & respect,
Stephen Quammie (The Wandering Mind)

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