Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y for Yoda

I refused to post today until I'd caught up with all the comments from my last few posts and returned the blog visits. I really hope I didn't miss anyone. If so, my apologies, it is not, nor ever will be, intentional. Thank you so much for always stopping by here even when I may be late getting to yours.

Now, back to A-Z and the next to the last day when it's all over. In honor of the letter Y :

We are so very fortunate to have a very special guest stop by for some wise tips on writing fiction and embracing our creativity. This is a real treat, so without further ado, take it away Master Yoda ....

Yes, thank you I do. Fellow writers, help you I can. You must unlearn what you have learned if becoming one with the Creative Force is what you wish. Shed the ways of the English teachers around the world. Find your own voice, you must. Let not the purple prose get hold of you. You must learn control! A Jedi writer's strength flows from the Creative Force. But beware of the inner and outer critics, the dark side of the force are they. Anger, fear, aggression--easily they flow. If once you start down that dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will. If it is questions you have on your own ability, you must step back. When you are calm, at peace, passive, then embrace the Creative Force you will. Do not submit to the flaws of some Jedi writers, too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones. A Jedi writer uses the Creative Force for knowledge and enlightenment only. Clear your mind must be, if you are to become one with the Creative Force. 


And as always, try not. Do or do not. There is no try.

Wow, thanks Master Yoda! I'm truly honored you stopped by here during the Blogging A-Z fun. What a guy!

How about you, my lovely readers? Anything to add to our great teacher's advice? Do you also have a soft spot for little green guys spewing wisdom? Share, you must ...

42 comments:

T. Drecker said...

I'm always glad to hear Yoda's words of wisdom :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You captured him well, PK!
And don't worry about catching up with everyone and if you missed one. I have comments from the beginning of the month I still need to respond to!

Brinda said...

"Help you I can." That's great. Who doesn't love Yoda?!

Mark K said...

lol... I bet that took more effort than you initially thought it would.

Roll on Z... though I haven'#t a clue as to what I'll do. I think I've been writing too much poetry of late?

Roger Lawrence said...

Yoda is so cool. But ow Vodafone UK have been using him for excruciatingly bad mobile phone ads and his credibility is beginning to suffer as a result.

Jemi Fraser said...

Master Yoda rocks! Well done :)

Dana said...

Awesome post!

DL Hammons said...

Why do I suddenly imagine myself staring out over a vast desert? Listen, I can! :)

Angeline Trevena said...

Ha ha! Awesome! I read the entire thing in Yoda's voice!

He does have some very good advice though.

M.J. Fifield said...

Amazing guest post today! Thanks, Yoda!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks Yoda - great advice, as always!

Catherine Stine said...

Ha, that's quite the creatively forceful rant from Mr. Yoda. He's so wise and cute, how could anyone doubt him?

Heather Murphy said...

Oh, I have always loved Yoda! He is so wise and has given us great advice here ;)

Julie Musil said...

Love the Creative Force! What an awesome way to bring the challenge to a close.

Carla White said...

I was thinking the other day about what character you could possibly do for "Y" and then it hit me and I'd hoped you would write about Yoda. This is even better than just telling us why you like Yoda. Well done!

Sharon's Sunlit Memories said...

Very, very good! That's a brilliant take on Yoda - and of course his advice as always is excellent.

Sally K Witt said...

My niece and nephew think that my Mother's tiny chihuahua is a ringer for Yoda, so they talk like Yoda a lot here at the house!

kmckendry said...

I love it PK!!! Captured his voice you did! :)

Jess said...

Thank you for the advice, Master Jedi!

Lol, great post!! Yoda is awesome :)

cleemckenzie said...

Yours is the second Yoda post I've found. That's great. And a wonderful tribute to Hansen and his brilliant creations.

Leslie Rose said...

You can't hear me, but I'm applauding. This post is a perfect homage to Yoda. Hard to believe, but my Y was Yoda as well. I'm here to tell you, your post leaves mine in the dust. Well done, Jedi Master.

Donna Yates said...

Pk, Yoda is my mentor. Great pick. Of course, one time my son and I each had an automated Yoda that came with lightsabres. James kept advancing and getting all this praise. Mine kept telling me it was boring and kept falling asleep during practices. Jedi knight, I am not.

Jeremy Bates said...

Now only Yoda ebonics spoke he.

Talli Roland said...

You did a great job with Yoda! :) Almost at the finishing line with the A to Z... well done!

Savannah Chase said...

Gotta love him...

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

I love the wisdom!

My brothers and I play D&D and had a "Star Wars" one once. I was Yoda's race with spiky red hair named Toistaodos...

OK, so I'm geeky. Great post, though!

Rachel Pudelek said...

So as soon as I saw you were writing about Yoda, I had to stop by. My hubby is a big Star Wars fan. But I could not have imagined this! I literally laughed as I read it. it's so true!! All of it!! Master Yoda is truly a master in ALL things!!!

Nas Dean said...

Great post on Yoda today PK! Thanks. Loved reading your post!

alexia said...

Ah, I love Yoda so much. Great post!

fOIS In The City said...

PK, how could anyone improve on our wonderful and wise Yoda. He is the best letter you've had so far. A Jedi writer you be :)

Linda Jackson said...

"Shed the ways of the English teachers around the world. Find your own voice..."

Once I did this, I actually found my "voice".

Megan Wille said...

You had me with Yoda!! Putting together two of my great loves, creative writing and Star Wars!! Awesome post!

visiting from Here to Find Him

Barbara said...

Thanks for those words of wisdom! Great post.

Kelly Hashway said...

Who doesn't love Yoda? My dog turns her ears to the side and it reminds me of Yoda every time. :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Lovely choice, wonderful Zen. :0)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Wonderful Y! LOL.

Mark K said...

PK - pop over to my blog once you've done your Z entry to collect a 'survivors' badge (if you want it) - same for anyone else reading this who has completed the challenge :)

You are now officially one of my BlogoFs - my post will explain ;)

Jay Noel said...

Another Yoda, YES!

Yoda has some awesome advice for us writers. Although I do like to write when I'm angry/scared.

Some of my best work...maybe I belong on the Dark Side.

Lexa Cain said...

I love Yoda! You picked such fun topics for your blog-fest, and its been a pleasure reading them!

William Kendall said...

Chosen well, for the letter Y, you have. A good break, earned it you have.

Medeia Sharif said...

This is a great choice for Y and I'm glad I stopped by for the wisdom.

ricardo alves said...

fantastic post...
very interesting blog friend!!!