natalie goldberg

“Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.”

revisions

“The writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do… Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing, a forcing of what and how.”

(Donald Barthelme) 

oh help

“This is where I get self-conscious about language,

words are love-affairs or séances or harpoons, there isn’t a sentence

that isn’t a plea.”

(Bob Hicok)

controversy

“I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you’re an artist, by children if you’re not.”

(Philip Larkin)

roxanne gay, “the eight questions writers should ask themselves”

“Read this thing I wrote; it’s not that great.” At some point, you have to have faith in what you’ve written. You have to believe your writing belongs out in the world. We are all small points of light within the constellation that is the writing world, but we do better when we shine brightly.”

(here)

necessary information

Sagittarius: You loved someone who tried to shrink you into something timid; it is okay if it takes you longer than usual to grow back. 

(Maria)

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