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Why should writers write?

Why do writers write?

More importantly, why should writers write?

American author Charles Bukowski  (b. 1920 – d. 1994) tells it like it is:

So You Want to Be a Writer…

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A Woman Holding Her Breath

This is what it feels like.

The chapter—the momentous act that the entire book has been building to—owns me. Before I wake and once I do. 324 more words


Taking some 'me' time

“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.”
― T.S. Eliot


Why We Write...

Alert: This post is NOT about ebooks.

“Exploration is the physical expression of the Intellectual Passion. And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.

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Writing Life

Reason for writing

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ 

I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”

~ George Orwell


Ideas lost in shades of grey ...

“However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight.”

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My Silent Companion

He may be silent, but his eyes speak volumes.  He is my muse. A gentle, guiding spirit who curls up beside me whilst I write for hours on end. 374 more words