Something Wonderful

Word of wisdom to ponder from Annie Dillard. May her beautifully observed reflections
be an inspiration to us all:

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book, give it, give it all, give it now . . . Some more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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3 Responses to Something Wonderful

  1. Annie Dillard … entirely right.

    • Hi Ellis,

      Thanks so much for sharing the Annie Dillard quote with your
      writing community and for reading karinwritesdangerously —
      I hope it inspires you on your writer’s journey. I love
      your quote “Writing is a constant exercise in longing” —
      how true and so well said!

      Write on,
      Karin

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