Are you trying to finagle and manipulate with your writing? Are you fearful that you won’t become successful? Here’s a peek inside my process and how the words of an older friend comforted and motivated me.
Bill Sweeney is not a household name. Maybe one day he will be. His courage and dedication to the written word is unparalleled as far as I’m concerned. I think a little of his story may encourage you to keep going, keep writing, keep communicating what drives you and gives you passion.
Most of a writer’s life is spent in seclusion, in a struggle to find the heart of the story. It’s a flailing about to find your own heart and get that on the page. There is only one way to find organic gold in the fiction or nonfiction you are writing. Here’s the secret.
Could the inability to not remember something you have written be evidence of being in the flow? Going through a manuscript today, I laughed out loud. I became a reader at that point. Hear why that’s a good thing and how to get to that point.
Rick Bragg gave a lecture where he said something profound about fiction and non-fiction that captivates us. Whether you’re cooking up a story that’s fictional or you’re bringing some event to life, think about his words as you sit down to do your work today.
I found an old interview with the author of A River Runs Through It online. Art and life and memory and guilt and hope are all woven into that story. I love hearing the author who put the words on the page reflect on the process.
the years that I have needed concentrated writing time. Most projects are day by day, hour by hour, but sometimes you’re given a gift of concentration. Here’s a fresh story from my writing cave to encourage you.