Quotes on Writing and Life: Celeste's reflections

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Whether it's a blank page or a blank screen....

Whether it's a blank page or a blank screen, starting a writing project is at least a little daunting everytime I do it. Especially after I have written something that REALLY WORKED--like a poem that feels like a sculpture that always existed in that peice of marble, and I had the honor of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

....a quote....

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are."-- Author Unknown Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 17, 2003

...one word at a time....

E.L. Doctorow observed, "Writng novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." For me, the most important thing in writing is to get more and more words on the page. In some ways, bloggingnetwork feels like a very big... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Dare to write....

A few biting comments to my blogging of late have got me to thinking. I dip in and out of debates and arguments about what blogging is--from an intense chat room to a place for aspiring writers to grow and develop vs. bloggers who want only very polished work to show up here. I take the middle road,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

...deprivation.....

Sometimes the process of writing feels like personal deprivation--giving up of time and energy and risking what others may think or say about your work. May Sarton captures a much deeper meaning of deprivation as a writer, a meaning that transcends the inherent costs of the writing process....... Sign in to see full entry.

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