Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Writing About Loss

Loss and grief:  What else is there?  We are all exiles from the garden of childhood.  Our exile is the beginning of our drive to create.   We don't lose our childhood in one swoop.  It's a gradual process, often still going on into adult life. 

Write towards loss.  The idea is to make art of your experiences, no matter how painful.  Negative emotions can electrify on the page.  Our culture focuses on the positive.   If we're optimistic and joyful, this will reflect on our life.   But plumbing our depths is where we find the core of our story and the talent within us.


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