If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

I Am a Writer

Write about what your everyday life offers you; describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty.   Rilke

Have you written something I have read?  What are you writing now?

The questions I get when I tell people I’m a writer.

Or then there are the suggestions…

Why don’t you write a young adult novel?  You can make a lot of money that way.  Or something spiritual.  People like spiritual books.  You could write about your teaching experiences.

For quite a while I felt I needed to answer these people.   I should be writing something for them to read.  And maybe their ideas are something to consider.

I write morning pages…and sometimes afternoon pages…or evening pages.

I post a quote on Facebook.

I respond to my quote on WordPress.

I write reflections after visiting classrooms and teaching classes.

I send email.

I attend a weekly writing group.

I go to workshops and conferences on writing.

I give workshops on writing.

I am a writer.

Oh, and I read…

Lots.

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Comments on: "I Am a Writer" (5)

  1. This made me smile.

  2. I also love how people say “oh you should write a book” as if it’s the simplest thing in the world!

  3. […] I Am a Writer (itstartedwithaquote.wordpress.com) […]

  4. It took me four-five years to recover from the suggestion, of a therapist, that I should write comedy.

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