Thursday, March 6, 2008

Write On!

     I love blogging because I love to write. It's just that simple. But blogging is so much fun because it can also encompass pictures, video, and sound to tell a story. It is now the closest I've ever come to having an actual hobby.
     On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King is one of the books my sister Mary sent me for Christmas last year. I've mentioned it before--several times. I keep going back to it, and share here its closing:
     Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. Some of this book--perhaps too much--has been about how I learned to do it. Much of it has been about how you can do it better. The rest of it--and perhaps the best of it--is a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink.
     Drink and be filled up.
     I'm headed for the well.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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