“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
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. ~Robert Benchley Are you a talented writer or are you like many published authors…persistent. Many authors will tell you that they don’t believe they are the most talented,… Continue reading A Talent for Writing
A poem begins with a lump in the throat. ~Robert Frost If you find that even writing one page is too daunting, try writing a poem. A poem can be the bridge from lumpy throat to finished work. A poem can slowly ease you into another day of writing.For inspiration read some poems from the… Continue reading Write a Poem and Submit it
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
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
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.Joseph Addison Sunday for most writers is a day off…but should it be for writing? I don’t think so have you procrastinated all week on a piece of work? Sunday is the perfect day to take it out and look at it with fresh eyes. Eyes that… Continue reading Writing on Sunday
“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?
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