|"...And one day when I wasn't looking, I got a new life."--Linda Della Donna|
"Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing to say?"--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"Life is lived in short stories; we live in moments."--Unknown
"The written word is weak. Many people prefer life to it.
Life gets your blood going, and it smells good.
Writing is mere writing, literature is mere.
It appeals only to the subtlest senses--the imagination's
vision and the imagination's hearing--and the
moral sense and the intellect. This writing that you do,
that so thrills you, that so rocks and exhilarates you,
as if you were dancing next to the band,
is barely audible to anyone else. The reader's ear must
adjust down from loud life to the subtle, imaginary
sounds of the written word. An ordinary reader
picking up a book can't hear a thing;
it will take half an hour to pick up the writing's
modifications, its ups and owns and louds and softs."
Make a place to write. It can be corner cupboard in kitchen, hall closet, or space in windowless garage. Fill it with favorite books, magazines, articles, photographs; paper, fast writing pens, computer, printer...all things necessary to nurture your muse.
So why are you sitting there staring at your computer screen?
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"Come journal with me. Your book is yet to be."