Writing & Creativity

“The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.”  (Anne Lamott)

“Nothing is as important as a likable narrator.”  (Ethan Canin)

“If you don’t believe in God, it may help to remember this great line of Geneen Roth’s:  that awareness is learning to keep yourself company.  And then learn to be more compassionate company, as if you were somebody you are fond of and wish to encourage.  I doubt that you would read a close friend’s early efforts and, in his or her presence, roll your eyes and snicker.  I doubt that you would pantomime sticking your finger down your throat.  I think you might say something along the lines of, “Good for you.  We can work out some of the problems later, but for now, full steam ahead!”  (Anne Lamott)

“And it’s a human need to be told stories.  The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we came from, and what might be possible.”  (Alan Rickman)




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