Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

No Perfection Just Write

the journey to
one perfect
sentence
is crooked
tiring
brutal
the ghosts of
past writings
in the sidelines
taunting
no time
no opportunity
no inspiration
demanding
perfection
perfection
perfection
like frogs
pushing you
to the edge
of fear
but they are ghosts
wisps of yesterday
faced
defeated
overcome by
just writing
just writing
just writing
because there is
no other road but
crooked
tiring
brutal
and there is
no one
but you
hand to heart
body and mind
write crying
write crazy
write half-awake
write on!

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