The Right to Write

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us?

First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.”

Ray Bradbury

The Right to Write

The Right to Write

 

What is a writer?

Writers are fascinated by language and the mysterious power, musicality and sound of the written word. The engaged writer inhabits an expansive, private inner world of thought and analysis, observation and memory.

The transformative merging of the writer and the written word becomes an almost alchemical process, as imagination, memory and research are distilled to the bare essence.

 

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Remember to respect and write, for the reader, not, to expunge yourself of demons.

We can be in love with the idea of being a writer but if we don’t make an emotional, physical and intellectual investment to the work, we can’t call ourselves writers or expect to be taken seriously.

 

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