It’s not easy

“Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you — as if you haven’t been told a million times already — that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.”–Harlan Ellison This writing life I have chosen isn’t easy; I have tried… Continue reading It’s not easy

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