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The Writer’s Life: Writers Are Writing’s Steward

The Writer's Life

The Writer’s Life: Writers Are Writing’s Steward

Yes, writers are humans using words, punctuation, paper, pen, and laptops in private and in public to create a story. Be it a tale covering thousands of pages or a simple paragraph of a thoughtful awareness. While humans get credit for the creations, writing has an intelligence all its own. It’s alive somehow. It blows around the cosmos searching for a human to express its intelligence.  At times it descends into thoughts insisting its message be received. Other times, it creates a sense of urgency throughout a body prompting the writer to transcribe the message…NOW! However writing catches its stewards’ attention it does so with confidence.

Writing unearths innate wisdom.  Craves clarity. Digs for the details, prodding its collaborative human to mine for accurate descriptions and arrange thoughts into finer sentences. Its endless energy relentlessly guides to fill paragraphs with nourishment. Writing decidedly eliminates unnecessary words and sentences. Infuses undeveloped points with substance. Nudges the writer along toward full expression. It labors at their human’s edge.

Writing has been expressing itself for centuries. Listen to what some work horse stewards say about writing:

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”

“Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.”  -Holly Gerth

“All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem  from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.” –Erica Jong

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” –Anais Nin

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” -Frank Herbert

“What you most want to write is what you should be writing.” -Carol Test

“Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you can tell.” -Charles De Lint

“As a writer you should not judge. You should understand.” –Ernest Heminingway

“When writing, things rarely go according to plan. You might as well let the character take over and enjoy the ride.” -K.N. Lee

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Julia is on a continuous improvement plan. She constantly asks herself, “Is there a healthier way I can do this?” whether it means creating a delightful vegetarian dish or polishing off a bag of Milano Cookies. She is as interested in physical health as emotional health. She mines her intuitive self for healing, soul growth, and personal growth. Besides writing she enjoys yoga, traveling, silence, football, and laughter. Not necessarily in that order.

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