Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Want to Write? Try a Frame, a Pet, a Gravestone or a Fly-Swatter. Advice from Charles Bukowski.

How do you write, create? Bukowski's answer was "You don't, I told them. You don't try. That's very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks you make a pet out of it."

 Hey. I put my fly-swatter away. Seriously, if you think of your writing as a pet, it opens writing in a totally new frame.. frame of mind... framework...

Here's a relaxing frame of mind from the ruins at Blawearie
An example of a Writer's Gravestone
Note: Charles Bukowski had "Don't Try" on his gravestone.

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1 comment:

crayzys said...

Charles Bukowski poems are at: