Quote of the Day – Saturday, May 19, 2007

Let Yourself Listen – One of the simplest and smartest things I ever learned about writing is the importance of a sense of direction. Writing is about getting something down, not about thinking something up. Whenever I strive to “think something up,” writing becomes something I must stretch to achieve. It becomes loftier than I am, perhaps even something so lofty, it is beyond my grasp. When I am trying to think something up, I am straining. When, on the other hand, I am focused about just getting something down, I have a sense of attention but not a sense of strain.” – Julia Cameron, from her book “The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

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