Do You Write From the Heart?

How do people feel when they read your writing?

Have you ever asked yourself that? Have you ever thought about it after writing a story or an article?

Do you think that is even a relevant question to ask?

Anyway… what does it mean to write from the heart? What makes the difference?

Well, read on and you’ll find out. Continue reading Do You Write From the Heart?

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The Writer: Episode #2

“Writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.”Charles Bukowski

Desperate. Is there a single writer out there who wasn’t?

Desperate. The Writer was. The Writer is.

Desperate to assume the world, to conquer it, to explore it, to understand it, to define it. To find meanings in all the beauty that hides in plain sight.

Desperate. To know who he is, what is he’s place in the world.

Oh, it’s not what this is all about?

Is it about some other form of desperation? How many forms are there?

Too many to count. Continue reading The Writer: Episode #2

The Bartleby Syndrome

A term coined by Enrique Vila-Matas and used in his book, Bartleby and co., inspired by one of Herman Melville’s characters, the Bartlebly Syndrome is used to describe authors who hate their works. Vila-Matas believes that the rejection of one’s own work is similar to an epidemic these days, some writer’s dream of perfection inhibiting them from writing, or only conjure up the will-power to write one or two books and then quit, or maybe even start working on a book and then they get stuck. Continue reading The Bartleby Syndrome

The Love Letters of Famous Writers

Some are erotic, some are sensual, some are even metaphorical in nature. The most famous of writers have always had a different way of writing love letters – dirty, scandalous even. The by-product of having a wild imagination.

Here are some of the love letters sent by famous writers to their lovers.

Continue reading The Love Letters of Famous Writers

So, You Want to be An Artist

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created somethingKurt Vonnegut

How do you save a life?

Ever thought about it? Ever wanted to? What kind of actions or words saves someone from peril? From themselves? From a cruel fate?

What gives people hope?

What nurtures dreams?

What keeps them fighting even when the odds are stacked against them?

Well, I’d say it’s art. It’s the art we create, the art we share with others. I’d say that art enriches our experience of reality. Yes, it can also offer an escape, but it can also make us appreciate what we already have. Continue reading So, You Want to be An Artist

The Writer: Episode #1

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury

Every writer was once a storyteller. Some might even call him a liar. Some, a coward. And, before that, he was a dreamer. He found reality to be too vulgar, too harsh, too restrictive, and he allowed himself to dream into existence a life that could never be.

It is sad that all we can do with the best in us can be called fiction. The best possible version of ourselves can only exist within the confines of words and paper.

A friend of the writer once told him that we probably write about people we wish to be, but don’t have the courage to become. Continue reading The Writer: Episode #1