All posts tagged: writing quotes

Encouraging Words from a Writer: Susan Tiberghien on Writing

“Annie Dillard says that it is “life at its most free.” Julia Cameron says “the writing life is a simple life.” For Stephen King, it’s “a brighter, more pleasant place.” From William Strunk, Jr. to Brenda Ueland to John Gardner, writers have been offering counsel to encourage people to write. And all the words come back to one fundamental truth: a writing life is a creative life.” “For me it has become a life that awakens to birdsong in early morning, that lingers with sunlight in late afternoon. For me it is a life that slows down to touch each moment, a life that deepens from an inner source.” “Once I acknowledged that I wanted to be a writer, the well within me filled with fresh creativity.” “The first component, inspiration, comes from my trust in writing as a way of life: a trust nourished by practice. It is a habit. A person who writes has the habit of writing. The word habit refers to a routine, but also to a stole, to a costume …

Words of Wisdom from a Writer: Connecting with our inner and outer worlds

I’ve finished reading a most interesting book about nature and writing and I’m sharing some wonderful quotations from the book,  Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature by  Tina Welling: —  Simple writing exercises can contact wisdom from within ourselves to match any call for healing, once we become conscious of the need. In every case, our healing lies side by side with our wounds. Our answers come from the exact place our questions arise. Where else would they be? — The act of writing weaves our inner and outer environments together. It makes us conscious of our bodies and of the earth and brings the whole experience into physical form — words on paper. — As writers, we need to live more fully than others; most certainly, writers need to live more fully than their readers. We must be exquisitely aware of ourselves and our surroundings and the life force that throbs within us continuously. — A writer must have experienced the wild edges of aliveness in order to write about them with vivid truth. — Creative writers can no …