Let Nothing Go Down the Drain

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower… Continue reading Let Nothing Go Down the Drain

7 Ways to Keep The Passion for the Writing Life

Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant. ~Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963 Writers who feel a passion for writing might consider writing their constant companion. And with every relationship there… Continue reading 7 Ways to Keep The Passion for the Writing Life

Deadlines

I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.Harry Shearer I should have written this quote. Due to my procrastinating nature deadlines are what drives me. Yesterday I entered a poetry contest, deadline April 30th. I wanted to enter 3 contests but I waited until it… Continue reading Deadlines

The 3 Lessons I Learned About Writing in 2007

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams. ~Danzae Pace I’ve met some pretty amazing writing mentors this year and each year I feel more comfortable in this writing world. Every conference I attend, every class, every post brings me more information… Continue reading The 3 Lessons I Learned About Writing in 2007