Small thought on writing

5 Aug

Two questions Erik asked us to contemplate at the end of our writing retreat (see previous post):
what have you asked of your writing?
and
what has your writing asked of you?

these strike me as very good questions. Maybe daily meditations on facing the page.
It isn’t my writing’s job to be clever or win awards or bolster my ego.
It isn’t my job to tell it to, or to know in advance where it might ask me to go.
It’s my job to be willing to go there, and listen.

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