The Writers Chair
Most interviews I do with bloggers and book clubs the question always comes up: Where do you write? I think its a fun question because authors write where they can be most relaxed, and creative. Often what the reader wants to know is how do you find time in life to channel the stories we love, and where is your talent harnessed, protected, and allowed to flourish. For me a not-so little brown chair is my slice of heaven.
Writing is a process. One of my favorite quotes from Ernest Hemingway went something like: There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed. The truth! I often hear from readers, and some days the comments and questions are well received. Other days not so much. I often do workshops and talk to other authors. We talk of the craft and the desire to be stronger better writers We seek inspiration from everything and everywhere. But we find solace in our comfortable chair. Where we can just be the masters of fictional characters destinies. Its exhilarating, frustrating, debilitating, and most times rewarding. I love to hear what authors think on writing. I love to share with you my thoughts on my projects. So if you see me come to the blog and regurgitate my feelings don’t think it crazy. Think of it as my release. Which makes me think of some of the more memorable quotes I’ve seen from authors that have given me pause:
- Not that a story has to be long but it will take a long while to make it short. — Henry David Thoreau
- The first draft of anything is shit — Ernest Hemingway
- Write drunk. Edit sober. — Ernest Hemingway
- My own experience is that one a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. — Anton Chekov.
- The road to hell is paved with adverbs. — Stephen King
- Description begins in the writers imagination but should finish in the readers. — Stephen King
- People do not deserve to have good writing. They are so pleased with bad — Ralph Waldo Emerson
- No one can write decently who is distrustful of the readers intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing — E.B. White
I love writing, and I love reading, but my comfort zone can vary depending on my mood and the achievements I want to make. Am I going to get a really spicy love scene down? How do I write this emotional cliff and throw my characters off it? All of it happens in my comfy chair. Where do you go to relax and enjoy a good book? Do you have an unwind spot? Does it matter? Do tell..