Tag Archives: The Right to Write

Voice Lessons

“This book, the one I have found alternately difficult and exhilarating to write, is, in fact, writing itself. It reminds me that while I may hope to have a voice, my real business is to give voice, to allow what … Continue reading

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Being Open

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian “Our ego wants to say, ‘I am writing and cannot be interrupted and pulled away from my thoughts.’ The actual artistic reality, the experience of artists … Continue reading

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Inner Wealth

„At its base, for me, love is what writing is about. As an act of love, it deserves our protection and our deepest respect.“ Julia Cameron In her inspiring guide, The Right to Write, Julia has a chapter called „Containment.“ … Continue reading

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Summoning Worlds

“The deepest secret in our heart of hearts is that we are writing because we love the world.” Natalie Goldberg In her wonderful guide, The Right to Write, Julia Cameron has a chapter simply titled “Happiness.” In it she shares … Continue reading

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Free Writing

Inspired to dip in to The Right to Write by Julia Cameron, I found a description of a tool I’ve often used that you might find helpful and enjoyable to work with as well. Julia refers to it as “guided … Continue reading

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Free Writing

Inspired to dip in to The Right to Write by Julia Cameron, I found a description of a tool I’ve often used that you might find helpful and enjoyable to work with as well. Julia refers to it as “guided … Continue reading

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Play Time

“If writing is about the play of ideas, that word ‘play’ must be given more than lip service. Writing has to have some ‘play’ in it like a bridge cable. Writing has to have some ‘play’ in it like a … Continue reading

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Passing Clouds

“Creativity is a lamp, not a candle. Something wants to write through us as badly as we want to write. Discovering this is a matter of time and patience.” “Accept your writing as permanent, a person you are in love … Continue reading

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Out There

“If we let ourselves notice, writing feels collaborative. It is a dance between reality and us as an observer. This is true even in writing fiction. Just like the Sacred Mountain outside my window exists and is real, the whatever … Continue reading

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The Wall

In The Right to Write, a wonderful and helpful guide to harvesting the joys of the writing life, Julia Cameron describes what she calls “The Wall.” This is a point where a project that seems to be humming along and … Continue reading

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