Why do you write?

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
Joan Didion

I never made it back to the computer last night, after a long busy day at work, a 1 hour gym session, and a 1 1/2 hour grocery trip…the computer wasn’t beckoning.Today I have to work on some poetry rewrites and get an idea about what I want to accomplish school wise in the next two weeks.

Today, write about why you write? Is it to make money? or work through something? to see your name in print? Set the timer for 20 minutes and write; don’t think too much about it just put the pen to paper or the fingers to the keys and write. When you’re done read it over, did anything surprising come up? Now get back to work!

An interview with Joan Didion. The Year of Magical Thinking.

The Writing Nag

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