What does it mean to be a WriterSo, what does it mean to be a writer?
The Meaning of Being a Writer
To be a writer is to see history in everything. This means to hates what you have been writing and to hates what you have been writing and to hates what you have been writing until one time you no longer completely do it. To be a writer is to help other human beings move through their own words - or through the things they want to have.
This means to learn them - while you are writing and afterwards. Whenever you return to the page and discover your own lives through the smooth scrapes of your stylus or the smooth knocking on the keypad. To be a writer is to be at once tender and agressive. This means being tolerant and zealous; desperately answering the issues that come to our mind from history.
And, from time to time, how to master life's testing - or split it, how not to pass it, so that others can walk around their faults on tiptoes; learn more. To be a writer means to crack yourself, to let your emotions - your fears, your wishes, your luck, your faults - run to your side in time. To be a writer is to be afraid of what you have been writing, but even more afraid not to be.
It' means both flight and communication - with the human beings and the surrounding environment and with yourself. To be a writer means that there is nothing else in this earth that you can really and justifiably do if you cannot be a writer. It' means to read the work of authors who will amaze you with a whirling mix of sheer respect and bubblingjealousness.
"I' m a writer." Writing means you are writing.
Being a writer - and showing up as a writer
Today is an excerpt from Albert Flynn DeSilver's feature article entitled Work as a Path to Awakening (@PoetAlbert). There is one concept in the written word that I have never fully understood: EM. In order to appear as a writer or anything else, you have to pass from one thing to another - that is, you have to pass from one state of being or being to another.
Being a writer, this only happens through exercise. But I like to think of writers as someone who types, not someone who is made public for his or her work. An author is someone who is a regular and consistent writer, someone who is involved in the trial. When you surrender to this trial, when you do the work, when you type on a regular and consistent basis, then you do not appear as a writer - you are already committed, you are already a practising writer.
The only thing that is needed to go from creation to creation is a postponement of perceptions, followed by consequent deeds. It' like a sofa potatoe to become a sofa surfers and finally turn into a sofa-maker. You have to do it all the while with sofas in one way or another, it's just that you have exchanged the peel with the crisps for a laptops or your favourite laptops and pens.
They range from the concept of the letter (one potatoe, two potatoes, crunching, crunching) - that is, fantasize about the letter "one day" - to the registration for this course in phantasy, poetic workshops or writers' recreation. One takes up the inspirations, the wisdom and the motivations that one gets from it and then sits down every single night for the next year (or ten) on the stool (or standing up straight on the sofa, crisps back in the closed pouch and in the cupboard) and writes the goddamn thing.
FYI, I do it on my desk every single second. No credit. But, damn, as long as you are consistent in your typing and multi-tasking capability, it grinches! Regengence means holding on to your practices long enough for you to experience a feeling of enhancement, expansion and even transition. It also means taking your own sweet moments, connecting with your deepest self, reaching out to your own creativity and real purpose, and discovering the inner levels of yourself that call you to express yourself.
It is a very peculiar and finally a choice that we should not postpone until a foggy date in the distant past - not if we want to honestly writ. So stop thinkin' and get writein'. For years I thought about my father's life and didn't even know how to work.
Then, for about fifteen years, I spent my time in the field of abstract (mostly) experimenting and experimenting poems, which was interesting and enjoyable, and I learnt a great deal about the trade (damn, I've even completed innumerable scribbling jobs and written several small books). Yet I still only occasionally, still showing up.
When I am sincere with myself, I have written around my own vulnerability, avoided the deepest emotion, the true history that lurks within me - until I could no longer bear it. I had something a little taller nibbled on me and longed to show up. During this period my boyfriends and neighbours suggested several memoir that would inspire me to try it.
They cried out words of understanding, courage and approval. Next thing I knew, I was composing a memorandum. In order to move from dispersed thoughts, shattered dreaming and these frustrating, consistent misstarts to sound disciplines and perfection, we must first change our minds and then adapt our bodily behaviour - quite literally, how we react to the sofa ( "or wherever it is, we can write something at last").
When you really want to start working - if you're really interested in this kind of bookstore and your ability to participate - you need to take your own sweetheart' to do it, and that means you need to establish some kind of a timetable. Usually I recently surveyed literate and alleged literate who are on my mailing lists, and the number one thing they told about fighting with most was a while.
Keep in mind, it is not something you have or do not have - it is something you have made. Which are your main points? Which changes or optimizations could you make in your everyday lives to make room for your work? If you are sincere in your wish to express your pen desires, you must take your sweetheart' leisure to work.
If you' re just too much occupied with work, the children and your own lives, make your letter a kind of squeezing-in practice: press it during your midday rest, in the vehicle, while you're awaiting to fetch the children, in the mornings, with your favourite taste of cafeine flowing through your blood vessels, awakening fifteen moments sooner than before.
When it' important, find the right moment. and one that takes up verbal memorabilia (which finally grows into novels) as she has held in intercourse during her everyday commuting. You' ve been hearing it over and over again, that irritating little saying about typing as an exercise.
Thing that is often omitted from the talk about practices is how unsavoury the original concept of practices really is. If you prefer to hang out with your buddies, play a free-ze day or rearrange your drawers, you can listen to the moaning parents or teachers in the back of your skull.
Exercise. So who wants to practise? However, the crucial part of the practise that we often overlook is the discoveries and enchantments we get along the way. Having devoted more than twenty years to the practise of literature, I know that the more I practise, the more I am learning not only about the arts themselves, but also about my own calmly developing hearts and minds.
You' re incomparably interesting by nature, and you will become even more so if you take the liberty to go into the depths and writ your inner glorious. Jane's note: If you liked this article, I strongly suggest taking a look at Albert Flynn DeSilver's work entitled Awakening.