Quote of the Week | The Writing Muscle

Writer

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
Jane Yolen

Let’s make every day a writing muscle-building day.

On Winning and Losing

“On Winning and Losing” an inspiring story by Jen Macapagal. Thank you for all the positive reinforcements you would deploy to always keep us motivated in our pursuit of goal achievement. Mabuhay ka!

 

Jen is a Dragon Boater, Triathlete, Poet, Creative Writer, Photographer & Graphic Designer.
Follow Jen on Twitter: @jenmacapagal

 
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Alice Munro: On making sacrifices

It’s certainly true that when I was young, writing seemed to me so important that I would have sacrificed almost anything to it … Because I thought of the world in which I wrote — the world I created — as somehow much more enormously alive than the world I was actually living in. As you get older your rampaging need to write diminishes a bit. You have to face the amazing fact that you’re probably going to die, at some time, anyway. So everything you do in your life then seems more relative because it’s just part of your life.

Alice Munro is the 110th Nobel Laureate for Literature since 1901.  [Via The Atlantic]