Making Sense of it

“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.” Nadine Gordimer (South African novelist and short-story writer, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature) Why do you write? If you have a burning need to get words on paper don’t stop now to answer that question.… Continue reading Making Sense of it

Anticipation

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O’Brien Did you ever find a piece of your writing that is so good, you don’t ever remember writing it? Find those bits today, the great… Continue reading Anticipation

The Writing Secret

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.– Matthew Arnold I think so many writers are looking for something that’s not really there. I’m a firm believer in writing your truth. When you write your truth readers know the difference. Poems become lullabies stories sing.Today, just… Continue reading The Writing Secret

Write on Saturday?

“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nineo’clock every morning” Peter De Vries Every morning…even Saturday? Sure, it’s Saturday you want to relax, lay in the hammock or just drink beerand eat pretzels…but you can’t because you have to write. I’ll let youenjoy your Summer day, only after… Continue reading Write on Saturday?

Get to work

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have theoutgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemyto creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath That’s right kids no self-doubt today you are talented, creative and amazingwriters…show me some guts today, set the timer for 30 minutes and write… Continue reading Get to work