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The Muses in the Orchestra Classroom are everywhere. We can write anywhere, about anything, just by taking the second to do it... not letting the moment pass. I have been reminded of this, reading this book!
What did I take away from this book? How did it influence my perception of the Writing Process? Everything I hear, everything I read is source material for my writing. Carry a little book with me and write it down. Never be without my little book. "Gather the shreds from everywhere, notes, letters, reading, sensation, conversation, dreams, and the plain magic of imagination." Quote from the chapter "Why Write"
A few chapter titles:The Writer as Professional EavesdropperLibrary of the MindScribe to the ProphetHappy Problems:Open Discovery in the Art of Creative NonfictionWriting in the Open
The Muses Among Us, by Kim StaffordAs reported by me, Daryl SilbermanThis book is about writing, for anyone who writes anything. Written by an Oregon writer, it's a wonderful reminder of the inspiration for and the process of writing. Full of tidbits, wisdom, and inspiration...
As I was reading The Muses, it reminded me of a wonderful, crazy, creative writing book I had forgetten I had called "What It Is" by Lynda Barry. It's "the formless thing which gives things form"... "Welcome to writing unthinkable"... "Do you wish you could write?"
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Daryl - love your Glog! Very creative and inspiring. Look forward to reading the book! ~Trish