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Weekend Edition – Place and Writing Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

How does Place affect a writer?

And, how does writing affect the space a writer’s in?

Check out this intimate re-blog…

Live to Write - Write to Live

How does where you live influence your writing?

Site of Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond, circa 1908 (Library of Congress) Site of Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond, circa 1908 (Library of Congress)

When I sat down to write this morning, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to write about. As I mentioned last week, life has suddenly gotten a bit crazier than usual. I’ve been jostled out of my usual groove and am flailing a bit in terms of time, energy, and attention. I read through my collection of post ideas hoping something would gel, but nothing came together. Instead, my mind just gnashed anxiously at unsolved problems.

So, in the spirit of letting difficult times inspire and fuel my writing, I decided to look one piece of my dilemma square in the face, and see how I could put it to a better use than simply keeping me up at night.

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2 responses to “Weekend Edition – Place and Writing Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

  1. Nicole August 2, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I used to always want to write about places other than where I grew up because. well, for lots of reasons, but mostly because I was bored with it.
    Since I started exploring my home state a little better, with the mentality that I was bound to find all sorts of new places and people, I found myself wanting to write more about ‘home’. Maybe I just found more things I didn’t hate about home?
    Who knows?
    I just know every time I start a new story, I realize, eventually, a bunch of pine trees and mud puddles sneak their way in somehow. ^_^
    Great post, again.


  2. Alexander M Zoltai August 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the compliment, Nicole…

    Also, many writers, very good writers, stick pretty much to home ground…

    But, you’re still young and your writing may well still Travel :-)


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