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Slices Of Soul

~Anyone Can Write. Really?

Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down The Bones, says anyone can become a writer.

Sorry Nat, I disagree.

That’s sort of like implying anyone can fly with the Blue Angels,

Or anyone can audition out for the Bolshoi Ballet,

Or anyone can become President of the United States.

It’s simply not realistic.

Sure, one can take lessons, learn the techniques, memorized the steps, & study the electrical panels, but without passion and slices of soul, without lungs and heart, one is, well, merely ordinary.

I ask you: Is ordinary enough? Is ordinary what you want?

What I mean is, do you write dishonestly, mindlessly, without blood?

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Kim's Blogs

13 Reasons I Continue Blogging


1.  I can scream my
bloody head off and nobody can tell me to shut the fuck up. (at least,  verbally!)  Stop rolling your eyes, Mr. L.



2.  Since it’s my
domain, after all,  I can shoot photos of
my idiot cat reading books and digging though the garbage can just for the hell
of it & 50 people will comment on how absolutely adorable he is.  He.
Is.  Not.

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