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Monday, June 18, 2007

Live deeply...

My friend James Coggins sent this to me!

When I first started writing, a newspaper editor gave me this one, which I have since found quite helpful and profound, even challenging: "If you want to be a great writer, live deeply." Unfortunately, I've lost the reference, but I did write a poem about the quote. After all, who wants to live deeply, since that can be painful?

1 comment:

Christine H said...

I think part of the reason that writers write is that we cannot help but live deeply. At least that is the case for me. I have been told that I "live on a different plane from other people." That was meant to be an insult.

Anyway, I think that because we look at things so richly, we cannot help but respond to them by recording our observations. We simply use words to express ourselves, the way other artists use paint, clay, music, dance and so on.