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Terry Tempest Williams: On Writing as an Act of Living | Brevity

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Terry Tempest Williams is one of my most admired writers. Her essay Why I Write, inspired me to revisit and reflect on my own inner reasons as to Why I write. It has taken me many years to find the balance between my adult academic voice and the creative voice I loved so much as a child. To negotiate the tensions and the slipperiness between scientific fact, and creative nonfiction. This is something, I think I will always be negotiating. Terry’s words are helping me to do this. Inspired by her craft, I now use her essay in my management classes to help young people not only to improve their writing, but … Keep Reading…

Why I Write

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Today I was asked to pen my response to a statement. A request that in all my years of writing I have never been asked to talk about or write about. The request, respond to the statement: Why I write. “Why I write. I write because I can. I write because I can not. I write because of what I see and feel around me. I write because of the people I meet, the stories I hear. I write to understand. I write to relive. I write because there are stories that need to be told. Stories that matter. Stories getting lost in the rapid pace of our everyday. Lost … Keep Reading…

She

She She sits She writes She wonders why She looks inside She tries not to hide She faces fears She often hears She dwells in the moments She thinks not of years She faces change She looks to him She finds in people She sees them brim She doesn’t judge She only hopes She finds emergence She learns to cope She dwells not in fear She is of thanks She grins ear to ear She places words She scrolls the page She knows that soon She will come of age She wonders how She has come to be She looks around She loves to see She answers questions She figures … Keep Reading…

A book that begs …

This poem is about writing a book that begs and my lover. My muse and inspiration. Keep Reading…

Prompt: At the end of every rainbow …

This extract is from a period of prompt writing I did at the Evanston Writers Group. 28th December 2011. Barnes and Noble. Evanston. USA. Keep Reading…