Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman’s name out of a satire then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to be a writer – and if so, why?
This weekend in my cleaning/organizing I found a writing book I bought last year. I Ching for Writers. Tomorrow I’ll let you know how my first I Ching experience went. I Ching is similar to fortune telling or tarot reading you ask a question and the coins you throw are mapped out to a hexagram, the hexagram answers your question. Today I will try again with the I Ching and ask the question “why do I want to be a writer”? Can you answer that question. Today write a page about why you want to be a writer? Now get back to work, you’re already a writer you write every day.
The Writing Nag