Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let Your Whole Self In

Write from your whole self. If you have a sense of humor, make sure that flavor’s in your writing. If you like talking ideas, make sure there are ideas in your writing. Anything less will be unsustainable. You will get bored inside the narrative realm you’ve created, in the same way it’s boring to sit at a desk all day filing papers. The only way to last for the long haul is to avoid boredom, and to avoid boredom you need to let your whole self in. (Not to mention you’ll bore your readers).
~ Po Bronson

The idea that we need to write for ourselves, to write what we love, is not a new one. We can open any book on writing, turn to any friend, tour writing blogs... any number of things. That's because it's great advice - the real thing.

I am drawn to this quote by Po Bronson. There is something about it that connects with me, speaks to me in a powerful way. This quote makes me want to sit down and write. It makes me want to write better and to write in a way that is real.

What is something that draws you to your computer and makes you long to write?

1 comment:

Mia Hayson said...

It's a random quote from tumblr that most often inspires me both in writing and in other things:

"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
So collapse. 
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.”

Idk what that says about me but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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