“Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, society are natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone.”
— Jessamyn West.
Tags: Jessamyn West, Quote of the Day, Writing
Hi Amber, a great quote and oh so true! Thank God we have other writers to support and guide us.Cheers, Karen :))
PS Just added you to my Blog Roll.
Yes, thank goodness for the internet! It’s my only connection to other writers, really, and it definitely helps to keep the sanity and enthusiasm levels high when the lows of this craft hit. Thanks for the add, too. xx
This is so true…and you know, few hours ago, I just got mad at a friend for continuing talking after I had signaled I needed some time to muse and write. Lovely!!!
I know, I love this quote because I feel like I don’t have to worry about the fact that I’m a hermit when I’m in a real creative place. I, too, neglect my friends when I’m “in the zone.” I feel terrible about it, but when the muse calls we cannot ignore it!
love this quote, thanks for sharing..think I might just paste this one to all my mirrors..and the refrigerator of course..most people I know think I’m running away from something or someone by being alone most of my time..but they are so wrong..it’s just the opposite!
It *is* the opposite and unless you’re a writer at heart you just don’t understand. When I saw the quote I thought it was just “so me,” so I had to post it to share with everyone.
It’s nice to know that even though writing is such a lonely profession, we’re really not alone after all. x
all 5 awards for you.
No Rally next week.
Thank you, Jingle! x
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