Jun 3, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to the Speakeasy! I think how and whom you read, and especially what writers you take as models, is important to a writer's development. You have an impressive go-to list.
Re: [AuntieA] Part of a beautiful world
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I know all too well what it's like to be hardly productive. Being in frequent conversation with a community of writers might help--let's both hope it does!
One other piece of advice I remember reading--I think it may have been in one of Mary Oliver's books--likened the muse, inspiration, however you may think of it, to a friend and said, basically, if you had a friend who always said "let's get together" but never made time for you or showed up when you made a date, you'd eventually stop trying to get together, wouldn't you? So we have to make time for writing and honor that time, and keep honoring it even if the muse doesn't show up. People like me especially, who have a history of not making time for this, we have to earn the muse's trust, and it may take a while.
Now the other thing I know all too well and have demonstrated all too thoroughly, is that that is easier said than done. But that's my thoughtlet for the day as I read your thoughtful introduction.
(This post was edited by R.A. Stewart on Jun 3, 2013, 11:28 AM)