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The Wonder of Words July 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Happiness, Humor, People.

Writers capture the world’s magic in words.  There is nothing so liberating as being able to play with words until the world seems “right again.”

Writing is passion in action.  It’s as much a part of living as breathing.  ♥ ♥ ♥

And I’m not the only writer to think so.

Here’s a wonderful video about writers and their love affair with words . . .

I breathe to stay alive . . . I write to feel alive. ♥ ♥ ♥

How about you???


1. Donald Mills - July 10, 2010

I also breathe to stay alive. As for writing, I tend to limit my output to nasty letters to newspapers, politicians and small appliance manufacturers. I consider it one of the perks of aging.

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

Good for you.

True words are not always pretty . . . and pretty words are not always true.

Be who you are and say what you feel . . . that’s my motto!

(I borrowed it from Dr. Seuss!)

2. Tammy McLeod - July 10, 2010

I sincerely enjoy writing. As you know, it’s the whole reason for me starting a blog – to make myself write. What I’ve noticed though, and perhaps it’s because I am still fairly new to this is that I feel somewhat narcissistic. I’m spending so much time on the blog and on reading others and on getting it just right and on reading what I’ve written. I just rented Julie and Julia and noted that Julie went through the same thing.

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

You do not strike me as narcissistic. Your blog is rarely about YOU . . . except to the extent necessary to share some of the lessons you’ve learned.

You do not go on and on and on about your past experiences, or your present problems. Instead, you pick a topic and write up an interesting blog that draws readers into your fold.

You are sharing the best parts of yourself with the world and that, in my opinion, is what we are all here to do.

You demonstrate a true “generosity of spirit” . . . https://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/generosity-of-spirit/

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

Here’s what Stephen King has to say, Tammy:

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well.

It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over.

Getting Happy, okay?
Getting happy.

~ Stephen King

Tammy McLeod - July 10, 2010

I LOVE that quote! I have never heard it before. What a gem. Thanks so much for sharing.

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

It’s from his book, On Writing.

3. Richard W Scott - July 10, 2010

Very nice video. Some good thoughts, a couple of inpiring thoughts.

nrhatch - July 11, 2010

Just so.

4. cindy - July 11, 2010

I can’t watch it now (everyone still asleep and I don’t want to wake them) will have to come back.

nrhatch - July 11, 2010

I enjoyed it ~ bubbling with enthusiasm and inspiration for words and the act/art of writing.

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