Julia Cameron Gets You On With It

From Cameron’s The Right to Write:

“We put a lot of bunk around the notion of being a writer. We make a big deal out of putting words on paper instead of simply releasing them into the air. We have a mythology that tells us that writing is a torturous activity. Believing that, we don’t even try it or, if we do, and if we find it unexpectedly easy, we stop, freeze up, and tell ourselves that whatever it is that we’re doing, it can’t be “real” writing. What if everyone simply wrote? What if there were no “being a real writer” to aspire to? What if writing were simply about the act of writing?”

“If we didn’t have to worry about being published and being judged, how many more of us might write a novel just for the joy of making one?”


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