Brilliant article on seeking and growing from criticism
Fabulous post – thanks Jamie
“The world is violent and mercurial—it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love—love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.”
A friend posted this quote on Facebook this morning. It was a gem in my newsfeed, glittering darkly amidst a colorful cacophony of political posts, vacation pictures, and LOL cats. I held each word for a moment – violent, mercurial, love, burning – and then, as the bigger concept coalesced in my mind, I was surprised to realize that the idea of living in Williams’ burning building was actually comforting.
Making time in our lives for any creative endeavor…
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Sounds like a tough role to fill …
If you think being a writer is difficult, spare a thought to your loved one or other half!
Can you imagine how they must feel listening to you huff and puff over the opening paragraph of your first chapter?
Ever wondered what it must be like to sit and watch the person you love spend their entire day editing the hell out of three sentences?
I think we can all agree on this, the writer’s other half is a special human being with many interesting qualities.
So, I have given some thought to what the job description might look like for the writer’s other half.
About The Role:
An exciting romantic opportunity has arisen for a self motivated, patient and enthusiastic individual to help support and love a writer throughout their literary journey.
Can change and will be dependent upon:
- The emotional state of the writer. Some…
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This article has inspired me to get back into regular blogging. It is hard to fit it in sometimes, but worth it.