Writing, it fills up my life. I used to write essays for other people at school and got caught because of my unique style. The pain my friend I had done it for when she was asked by our English teacher what did she mean by the interaction between the characters was debilitating.
You know how you get countless ads on Facebook these days, well one I got was for a Writing poster, the quotes are brilliant, so I thought I would pass them onto you:
- Writing is a calling, a beckon of the Voice within to be written.
- The Art to Writing is to write like Art.
- Don’t overthink it, just sit down and write.
- If you keep coming back to it, It’s worth writing about.
- Great tides of Words rise within and all you can do write until none are left.
- Writing is a struggle. With Words. With Blank Space. With one’s very self.
- It doesn’t need to be published or polished. Or perfect. It does need to be written.
- Everything you experience fuels your writing. Pay attention. Take notes. Snap pictures. Don’t be creepy.
- You are a writer, you were touched by the divine. For who else can create worlds from nothing and life by mere thought.
- Either writing is a priority or it ceases to exist.
- Inspire yourself Daily.
- Don’t dismiss the power of caffeine and headphones to combat writer’s block.
- Be prepared to sacrifice great pieces of writing and near-perfect words – parts of you that bled to get on the page.
- Write equally when you have no ideas as to when you have a hundred.
- Embrace the Muse. Whenever. Wherever. However.
- Trust your Inner Voice. It’s the better writer.
- Your job is to put words on paper. Make them the right ones later.
- Write honestly. Write Fearlessly. Write True. But above all, Write.
The great thing about writers, eve the famous one, they like writing quotes as much as they do books, lets have a look:
1. 6 pretty good reasons to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboards.
2. Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell known professionally as Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquin Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924–1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwP9qx4A9Lw
3. I think you could replace poems with many other words.
4. The demon that drove him to write two of the biggest selling books in history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJORm7Hgt94
5. That is why you must pass them around your circle.
6. Life occurs then we reinterpret it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na7lIb09898
7. A man who cost many people many sleepless nights, what do you think he means?
8. Have you ever run out of water on your writing journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1LV780urhI
9. Quite a list from Mr. Orwell, some people call him a genius.
10. I fully agree with this anonymous list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgBJmlPo8Xw
11. A humourish reason to write.
12. The profession of a really great liar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZoJ01FpD8
13. It will not be still, so true.
14. Mirror, Mirror on the wall which is the true experience of all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzZ_urpj4As
15. And our final lesson comes from possibly the worlds greatest beat poet.
I wrote this over three sessions, a day and a half, something I have never done before, perhaps they taught me something about writing.
Today’s playlist covers many decades. We begin with spoken word by Anais Nin, then stay back in the last century with David Bowie. We rap it out with Missy Elliot then move to one of Australia’s greatest unknown singers Murray Kyle. Moving up to today with Billie Ellish then way back to Thunderclap Newman, and completing with Michael Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYruTKuN-bJunwUnFYbmt31aV
Today I acknowledge my greatest piece of writing as my ethos: Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included. Until we meet again my dear friends.