In Their Own Writ Dept – Writers on Writing 3/5/13


What I learned was it doesn’t matter if you get knocked down in life, what matters is that you’ve got to get back up.”

Ben Affleck 

(Hey, he won a screenwriting Oscar; he must be a writer)

In Their Own Writ Dept – 12/12/12

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.

Joseph Campbell

In Their Own Writ Dept – 12/9/12

Two things I’ve learned so far about life and writing:

  1. It isn’t about the answers, but the questions. 
  2. It’s not what you ask, it’s how.

Larry Brody