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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Writing as reward

Inspiration courtesy of Anne Lamott from her book "Bird by Bird"…

But I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is. Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do—the actual act of writing—turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.

1 comment:

Steve FitzGerald said...

Personal writing is about reflecting, mostly to make sense of things, sometimes just to add another thing.

Steve FitzGerald