I just read an article in "Writer's Digest" - an interview with Alice Walker who wrote "The Color Purple." I absolutely love her - almost as much as I love Anne Lamott. When I saw her picture and read her words, a lovely feeling of joy and peace came over me. She's about my age and appears to me to be one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. Her philosophy of writing -
"If there is a
In the middle
I often feel guilty about sitting and thinking so much instead of writing. But I also hate what I write when I write just to be writing. Alice says she just makes space in each day to write and is open to it. I feel better. Except I have this deadline....I guess if you've already written a big bestseller that was made into a movie with Oprah in it and a broadway show, it's okay for you to sit around and wait for a story to cough.
Alice said that she keeps a weblog and has no idea if anyone reads it. She said her part was just to put it out there and she loves it that this is a way for her to share for free.
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