Friday, March 18, 2011

a writer's life?

Do you think of yourself as a writer?

I came across a blog post by PaulsPen: Thou Shall Have Balance: The Ten Commandments of Teaching Creative Writing which touches upon many interesting ideas. For now, I'll focus on a writer's life. The author says, Creative writers, like most artists, need to be in it for the long run. and a little later, Within the writing life we also build a sense of community of likeminded people, a group that shares our appreciation for what is, inherently, a lonely, almost futile, pursuit. It’s good to have someone else along for the journey.

On the same subject, Natalie Goldberg says, in Writing Down the Bones, “Art lives in the Big World. One poem or story doesn’t matter one way or the other. It is the process of writing and life that matters.” Do you agree? Disagree?

Have you fashioned a writer's life for yourself? If not, why not?

If so, how?

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