Lynda Rutledge

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August 1, 2011

Tags: The Writing Life, xCherubs, The Reading Life, Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

HI.

I read somewhere that the least a blogger should do is be either helpful or entertaining. Or both.

In that spirit, with the aid of my own experience and an attitude my high school teachers awarded by sending me out to sit in the hall, I'm starting with a post about the writing life. Here's how Mr. Charles Bukowski, legendary free spirit who I bet spent a little banished time in school hallways himself, explains it via poets.org:

 Charles Bukowski's "so you want to be a writer"

Enjoy, feel the burst, pass it on.

Comments

  1. August 4, 2011 4:46 PM EDT
    YES, I do get bursts. And I enjoy them. But how do I get the discipline to carry through?
    - Diane Hazel
  2. August 4, 2011 4:49 PM EDT
    Ha! That IS the question! I'll go see if Bukowski has one on discipline, but I have my doubts, knowing that wild and crazy guy! Thanks for being my first visitor.
    - Lynda Rutledge






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