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Writing Ruminations

Writing is such an internal process. Why not make those private ruminations public? This is how stories take shape and grow.

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I've been supporting myself as a writer for many years and am watching the changes in the publishing world with fascination. For me, sharing the craft, teaching, is as creatively satisfying as the writing process itself.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Scavenging the Audience

Ray, I agree with you that Jim and I really did have a conversation with the audience, rather than merely leacturing at, or performing for them. Personally, I love that type of two-way conversation, but I guess that's how I feel about my writing...that it is not a solo act. I am not dancing on an empty stage to an audience I can't even see beyond the footlights. My writing has always had its wellspring in conversations with people...their hopes, their fears, their worries about tomorrow. In a way, I am writing with my readers as much as for my readers.

That is what I particularly liked about that Inquiry....that it creates a forum for dialogue. I hope you do a lot more of them!

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