Saturday, March 13, 2010
How to Write
Write from the heart.
If I did that, you’d all be running scared.
Write from a place of truth.
See above. Ditto.
Write from passion.
If it’s lost – find it. If it’s buried – grab a shovel and start digging.
Write from strength.
Still and always strong, but sometimes tired.
Write from compassion.
I suspect I’m suffering from a surfeit of compassion – if that’s possible. The well is by no means running dry – I just have to direct some of that compassion toward myself.
Write from and with humour.
My sense of humour remains intact – it just doesn’t seem to be emerging in any of my writing or if it is, it’s a struggle.
Write about what you know.
I know I have limits. I know when I’m reaching those limits.
Although I am wise, witty & wonderful – oh, yes, indeed, I am – these w-words seem to have taken a hike lately. I think my plate is a little full.
It’s time to practice some portion control - starting with the main course. Me.
I’ve been down this path before. How and why do I keep ending up in the same damn place?
photo credit: http://www.fusedmagazine.com/2009/07/30/once-upon-a-time/