The Crazy Child’s Home

One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time, in others’ minds.”
Alfred Kazin

I think one of the reasons I love writing so much is that I’m able to bring readers into my world, I can also create for my characters a world that I wish I could have. It’s nice to be able to manipulate lives on paper.

In Clive Matson’s book, Let the Crazy Child Write! Mr. Matson writes about writing “as a safe way for this part of you to be in the world”. Your “crazy child” or your creative unconscious is the raw source for your poetry, essays, or fiction pieces. Is your “crazy child” stifled by the editor in you? Or does it occasionally come out and you try to hold it back. Today, write as if noone will ever read it and noone has to. Write about a place you’ve never been but always wanted to visit. Add lots of details. And visit Clive’s website for his creative workshop schedule. Now get back to work!


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