Writing Dangerously

I have set myself a new goal–a simple one that should be fairly easy to complete. I am going to sum up each of  Barbara Abercrombie’s entries in her book, “A Year of Writing Dangerously” – ‘365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement’ in one sentence (or sometimes two or three). This is my first offering:

1. Switchbacks up the Mountain:

(i) “There’s no way to guarantee a safe, easy journey into words on the page.”

(ii) “Writing has always felt just like that road up, full of dangerous switchbacks.”

2. Sacred Space:

(i) “In the end, whenever and wherever you work, make your writing time and your work place sacred.”

3. The Holy Calling:

(i) “Writing is not a hobby.”

(ii) “Writing is a calling.”

5. Getting Caught

A Student of hers remarked: “Writing is dangerous because you might get caught.” And she quotes Ralph Keyes as saying: “If you’re not scared, you’re not writing.”

I love this book and suggest that you pick it up and get the full picture of her wisdom.

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