a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sunday, February 16, 2014

31 THINGS day twenty-three

 I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things.  Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, Ali's example, and a photo challenge.  In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included.  I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here over 31 days.

created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards
day twenty-three | write

random facts about me + writing

My day begins with 22 voices reciting, “We write unapologetically to mark our time and mark our lives…”

I remember learning to write from my sister and my mother more than any teacher. 

Last year I started a staff quick write group at work.  We call ourselves Write Club.  I miss Write Club on Fridays we have to skip.

I write to know myself.

I think reading someone else’s written words is as intimate as crawling inside someone’s mind with a flashlight to have a look around. 

I enjoy having completed a piece of writing more than I enjoy writing it. 

I mostly write while sitting on my couch, laptop in my lap. If I am going to draft a piece of writing on paper, it is usually on a legal pad. 

I believe there is no greater gift you can give a person than the gift of sharing your writing.

I remember what I read better if I write about it immediately after reading.  This is why I take notes when I read professional books. 

The first thing my husband ever wrote to me began like this, “I know a guy who…”

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