Letters #1: On writing

Like just about anything creative, it’s a river. Or stepping into one. And once you’re in it, you let it take you.  

You might exert some of your own will onto it but ultimately when things are going best, it’s the river that decides.  And it speaks through you as well as to you, like it does to everyone. You’ve only got to listen.

Once you step in, expect the unexpected. Stagnation comes when expectations become too specific or too forced. Relax, the river will take you where you need to go.

Are you getting it?

It’s taken me some ten years to understand but I’m happy I’m here, then and now and up ahead too.

I’ll see you around the bend.


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