Writing as the art of expression has to be easy to read and well executed. It’s got to have form and movement to create an entire world. The medium is wholly abstract— relying on visual symbols: words, you have a recipe for an art that takes a long time to learn and great labor to enact.
Blooging:n For me personally, it’s about finding and growing the right audience; the people that I want to reach, share my ideas with, because as I see it, communication is awe-inspiring.
Many times novice writers enter contests even if they’ve never submitted a single piece of writing to a literary journal or magazine. This bewilders me.
Some years back I had a friend of a friend who, when asked a simple question, would tell you everything she knew/thought about a subject. We met at a class. If you asked where you should park, she would tell you the history of the parking lot, explain the institution’s relationship with the lot, contrast this with other parking locations, and somewhere in there
other times we have no idea where the inspiration came from. That’s part of the excitement, but can also make frustration build. Making your head burn, heat spreading toward your heart.
I’m a tad late with this posting but every year, the literati place their bets on Japanese author Haruki Murakami winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.