Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

Words of wisdom from ‘Moving On’, by Sarah Ban Breathnach

moving on bookIn reality, the books we love, the ones that really change the reader’s life, are those that change the author’s life as well. Chances are your favorite wordsmith hasn’t got a clue what she’ll write about when she begins. That’s why she shows up for work every day; she is literally trying to figure out her life on the page. She thinks she’s writing about eliminating clutter, but the Book knows better, and its hidden agenda will only be revealed in the fullness of time as the writer and reader work together. As far as I see it, my job is to get the words down on the page so that they can create a mystical bridge over the troubled waters of the unexpressed for both of us. Let the pages accumulate and they become a pilgrimage back to your future, and mind. As Milan Kundera so candidly confessed, “To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.”

Advertisements

Comments on: "Wise words from ‘Moving On’" (3)

  1. akismet-32413b224e7bf3d13069184e51efa866 said:

    Beautifully put. And thank you, thank you for posting this. I’ve been trying to remember Ms. Breathnach’s name for the longest time.

  2. […] Wise words from ‘Moving On’. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: