“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet” –FRANZ KAFKA Here are my writing goals for the next five […]
So far the new year is having a bit of a hard time getting itself off the ground in my world. I am still tying up loose ends and processing 2011. It was a pretty intense and amazing also difficult year. I will announce my new years celebration when it finally rolls around. I do have a word for the […]
Why do we avoid sitting down and writing? It’s so strange isn’t it. There is a lot written about how fear is the enemy. It’s more than fear. Writing is […]
I had to post this link to an article by Stephen Pressfield. It is just what I needed to read today. I will reflect on this in my post tomorrow. Now to bed after a very long and demanding and frustrating day.
Sometimes writers will talk about process. They will describe their process very specifically sometimes. Here are some random things I have heard writers say: “I always create an outline” “I never create an outline” “I write the last scene first I have to know where I am going” “I never know where I am going, I just start writing and […]
Today I went to the first meeting of a writer’s group. Five of us gathered on this dismal cold and rainy Saturday morning for the very first time. Everyone was excited and confessed their fears. We spent the first hour discussing what we wanted to achieve in the group. We all agreed that being accountable to each other was important […]
Writers are like stargazers, searching an imaginary sky for distant galaxies of meaning and metaphor– trusting in the existence of a story- an act of faith– knowing that the story […]