Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Writing Sweet

Pat Schneider, author of Writing Alone and With Others, and many other books as well as the founder of the Amherst Writers and Artists method, suggests that the discipline of writing does not arise best out of obligation but will always arise best out of love. p. 51. “Rather,” she says, “than thinking of going to your writing desk as the ‘ought’ and ‘should’ work of your life, think of it as a longed-for pleasure, as a hot fudge sundae, as that which pleases you, delights you, that which you love”


Write about what you did for Halloween. Did you dress up? Eat sweets?
Write about a Halloween costume from childhood, yours or somebody else's.


Judi Pom said...
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Judi Pom said...

Carol--The looking forward to writing like a hot fudge Sunday sounds great and has actually been my experience these past two months. Recently the "I should be writing" voice has leaked in and I find myself at the local coffee joint emailing and surfing the net instead of writing. The author of "Writing Down the Bones." suggest a break, does Pat Schneider address the writing blahs?

Love, Judi