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)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dealing with It: Writing Organic, Again...

the thought just came while working on chapter 2, as in, just a minute ago.

the best way to deal with a question, a nagging argument is to deal with it. to write about it. to research a little more. read the article again. read the biblio summary. even print it and read over and over. then write over and over.

it's like threshing. threshing dirt while planting. like my herbs. while it's necessary to plow deep into its root and rake out the soil from down deep and push it upwards, on the surface, in touch with the sunlight.

i remember natalie goldberg again.

and natalie's word will forever remain true.  writing is organic.

and like any organic matter, to see writing take root, grow and flourish. it must be dealt with. written in the open. it must be taken out into the light.

times like these make me just proud and honoured to be a writer...

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