Category: Writing

A Woman is a World

 

Somewhere to the left
And a little bit high
Just out of reach
From the average guy

 

Even if one got close
There is a mystery
A circular maze
A lot of history

 

If one navigates that
Things become more real
Closer to the center
Of the moving wheel

Here she lives and breathes
With a lot of moving parts
Children, home, and work
Tending many hearts

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.

RAY BRADBURY

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.

ROBERT McKEE