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The Writing Life

The Writing Life

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Writing has captured us, despite the isolation and frustration inherent in the work. Once in a while we get to celebrate the art of writing with those who do it. The Writing Life describes such a celebration.
Writing has captured us, despite the isolation and frustration inherent in the work. Once in a while we get to celebrate the art of writing with those who do it. The Writing Life describes such a celebration.

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Published by: Luddite on Oct 16, 2010
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The Writing Life
BySunny Lockwood
What makes these writers smile?
 
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
 – Rudyard Kipling
Copyright 2010 by Sunny LockwoodAll Rights ReservedFirst electronic publication, October 2010
 
IWhy Write?
Why do we write?Those of us who day after day work to transfer meaning andexperience through words, know the struggle.Sitting here, staring at the blank sheet of paper, thinking and thinkingand feeling and feeling, trying to place the best word next and next and next,trying to construct the perfect line or sentence or paragraph to preciselyconvey our message.And then what? Erasing or deleting the whole thing. And startingover.Staring at the sheet of paper in front of us, or staring out the windowtrying to think of what should be written next. Walking to the kitchen for asandwich or a cup of coffee.Coming back and staring at the white sheet of paper, trying to pullreality out of nothing but our imagination.Why do we do this? Why do we put ourselves through this gauntlet,unsure that our message is worth the effort, unsure that we’ve got the rightwords in the right order so that our writing will grab a reader and fill him or her with pleasure?There are many reasons to write: to earn money, to tell the truth, tocreate a world and characters that have never existed before, to expressourself, to share what we’ve experienced or learned, to preserve somethingimportant, to entertain.

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Thanks for sharing of your thoughts and feelings.. Greetings from city of Kocaeli, Turkey..
Helen Winslow Black added this note
SUNNY SIDE UP Sunny and Al Lockwood drove five hours round trip to be at Scribd's Litquake event. Al filmed the whole thing, then Sunny wrote this lovely meditation which single-handedly put the creative writing category back on the radar screen. HERE'S your Monday Poem!
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Thanks so much for reminding us of this wonderful piece you wrote, Sunny. I have such fond memories of that wonderful night. So glad you were there and could capture it with your spirit!

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